Web design and browsers

And what is the meaning for a Danish web designer? If you work with HTML5 you probably use scripts to detect and compensate for browser behaviors. And you probably will go on using the scripts, since they are easy to work with. In my opinion there is no longer need to take special care of the ways IE6 renders HTML, unless you want your site to be seen in China, South Korea, Japan, South East Asia, Saudi Arabia or South Africa. It is said, that sites like Google prefer HTML5, and that sites using it rank higher in the search results. HTML5 also is easier to use in several ways, so there is no cause not to use it. Testing for IE6 compatibility one can forget without getting a bad conscience, unless you have IE6 on a computer that can run it easy at hand. Even if the “rule” says your site must compatible with as many browsers as possible, I doubt many developers test for Netscape or for small browsers. Only the large browsers like FireFox (37.7 %), Chrome (34.6%), Internet Explorer (20,2%), Safari (4.2%) and Opera (2.5%) will be in the testing. Development is about looking into the future, not into the past. The time needed to test for IE6 compatibility costs as much as the time for development, so there you can see a good thing to reduce the cost of development.

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