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February 7, 2007 at 14:57 · Filed under Musings, tech, webdev

I thought people understood this simple premise. You write your code to the standard, not to the browser. The browsers then adhering to the standard display the code correctly, or lay it out based upon the chosen style.

Why in this day and age are Telstra/Bigpond NOT doing this?

I am a customer, and nearly all their web based products MANDATE the use of a single browser; i.e. they write their code to a platform.

And now the Bigpond home page. This is how their home page is rendering in Safari
Bigpond in Safari

The only reason I’m still using them is that they are the fastest broadband option available to me where I live. Otherwise I would drop this Microsoft Addicted ISP like a hot potato.

Corey/Trucex said,

April 24, 2007 @ 19:58

ISP’s always have the worst websites. Hell, any company that doesn’t have a design firm do their website seems to have a shitty website. In-house techs are horrible designers (and developers from what I’ve seen) but since [INSERT COMPANY NAME] is already paying them they might as well make them do the website too, especially since Joe CEO doesn’t know any better.

Lantrix said,

April 27, 2007 @ 16:39

Agreed. The ironic thing now is that after writing this post, I got a job employed as an in-house tech for none other than Telstra!!!
Luckily I am doing UNIX dev work, and not web-dev. I have already made a quasi-stance about writing to standards in my workplace 🙂

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