On Monday, January 27, 2003, at 02:26 AM, Michael Abramovich wrote:
> But really, is that what netscape 4 is down to
> in the list's experience? i knew it was low, but 1%?
That's not necessarily right, but neither is it necessarily wrong.
Be-all and end-all generic browser stats are an exercise in futility. I
can show you a circle of users of which 95% of its users are still
toting NN4. Likewise, I can show you one of equal size that's got 0%.
Consider your audience, specifically for the site in question.
> i was going to ask for advice on how to make the page -
> www.balance.com.au/hs/index.html - more netscape friendly, but if its
> 1% i'm not sure its worth worrying about. it seems that most of the
> offending functions - block, margins etc are only a problem in
> netscape 4, so....
Best and simplest way is to just give Netscape vSmallnumber.x a
sans-style page. Make sure your HTML is semantic and well-constructed
enough that it's still readable and usable, then hide your CSS to it
with an @import or some other method.
In some cases, this isn't a great idea (if, say, your audience is
Navigator-heavy and needs to have an attractive experience), but if you
decide that you don't have a ton of NN4/NN3 users, I'd say go for it.
- Brandon Oto