Mozilla 1.0 Start Page Draft
Sunday May 26th, 2002
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The start page is looking pretty cool. Make sure that you hover above the 'Parties' link on the main page. :-)
I suggest that the page is written so that it looks nice in most browsers, even those that are not fully standards compliant.
When I am writing web pages, I want them to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible - unless I am lazy and don't want to make workarounds for particular browsers. Standards compliance is the mean, not the goal itself.
I am sure that it is possible to write a 100% standards compliant webpage that would look wrong in Mozilla or even crash the browser. But you would usually make a workaround to make it work in Mozilla. Likewise with IE - by triggering IE bugs you annoy quite a big percentage of the potential users of your page.
I agree that the page is primarely for Mozilla users, but some people might visit the page *before* they download and install Mozilla - and I think the page should like nice and professional to those as well.
By making it look bad in IE you might scare away some users that hence never will disdover Mozilla's better support for transparent PNG's.