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...: Marsh Chatter

Browser Support

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When I "rule the roost" for a site (e.g. this one), I will not support old browsers. Yes, it's a harsh view and one that is not supported by some in the web design community. I do believe in accessible websites, I just don't believe in supporting old technology. This doesn't mean I will practice dripping edge tech …: but, come on folks, modern browsers have been out there for several years. The link above is your invitation - no R.S.V.P. necessary.

If you cannot update your browser, because you cannot afford to update your computer. I'm sorry. The site will still likely be viewable, using your old browser, it just won't look like it does in the latest browsers.

If you disagree with this view - ask the company who built your car or your TV to make it work like its latest models. Don't be surprised if they laugh at you.

Note: I am not interested in dissenting viewpoints on browser support. I have read all that I care to on the subject since 1998. I choose to move ahead. If you choose to stay behind, that's fine… I can accept that; can you!

General thoughts on "Tools of the Trade"

I have spent > 20 years with "PC" type computers (e.g. formerly IBM compatible, now Windows/Intel systems). I program using Microsoft tools. I started programming in college, but really learned by using Borland Turbo Pascal for real life tools at work.

I do not own or use Apple Computers or variations of the Linux/Unix operating system. Since I know little to nothing about those systems and my time working with the Unix OS in college was a long time ago, I will not write content about them (e.g. pro or con).

What I use works for me. I am not religious about it, but you will find that my posts will contain Microsoft centric content - not as an advertisement for them, but because that's what I know.

While someone who uses non-Microsoft/Intel products might find some of what I write to be interesting, please do me a favor. If you are religious about other "tools" of the trade not described here, please go elsewhere and lower your blood pressure - your family loves you and wants you to participate in their life a while longer.

The marsh is being rejuvenated.

It will be a little rough around the edges for a little while (ok maybe a lot rough). I don't expect much in the way of content for a few weeks while I ramp up the plumbing.

Yes, I am a programmer type - so don't expect much in the way of design... I do OK, but nothing near the work of those who are NOT graphically challenged.

  • If you are like me, your oohhhs and ahhhs are appreciated.
  • If you have a graphical mind - your laughter will be accepted but not as much as useful thoughts about how to improve.

So... here we are... the mortar has been mixed a bit and is slaking. Next steps, moving the foundation structure into place. See you around the Net.

For now, if you want to contact me, please use the Contact Us page at my primary development site or Twitter ...: Tweets here!