Just wanted to get some irritation out there and hear everyone else's thoughts. With HTML5 and CSS3 on the rise, there have been some glorious looking websites. The big craze right now seems to be responsive layouts that look great on mobile devices. I've noticed that a majority of these websites look like complete garbage on IE.
I'm so sick of hearing and seeing developers implementing "fallbacks" for IE. People consider "fallbacks" almost like "if it works, and it's accessible, then it's OK." That's not a fallback.
So sick of hearing people complaining about IE and not taking time to make it look good in IE.
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I agree, if anything you should be making IE happy before moving onto the next browser. (That's just my opinion)
I'm not saying use IE exclusively, but test with multiple browsers you expect your target audience to visit with, which WILL include IE.
Have also worked with developers that use Firefox until the end of the project, then implement hacks for IE to look "alright".
If you look at the home page source code, it should be obvious.
They have used html5 specific elements for a commercial website which is their biggest mistake.
Also, when html5/css3 are eventually finalised in a few years time, they will at least in parts most probably be different to what they are today. So pages built today with html5's current unfinished state might break in a few years time. So why on earth would you build a web page with a currently "half baked" recommendation/standard?
Also, the <!doctype htm> doctype allows some html structural flaws to pass the w3c validator that otherwise would generate errors if a Strict html or xhtml doctype was used - go figure
Building websites using the current state of html5/css3 is fraught with danger for the above reasons and you only need to go look into the history behind the necessity of the creation of "quirks mode" to see that we have learnt nothing from the problems caused by jumping the gun previously before standards are finalised and that history will likely repeat itself after html5/css3 is finalised in a few years.
Last edited by webdev1958; 12-20-2011 at 09:58 PM.