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JavaScript and CSS Compatibility Layers vs. LOE on Web Projects

Over on the NavigationArts’ Blog, where I’ve been blogging more recently (hint, hint; and will be even more in the coming weeks, etc.) … I’ve posted an entry discussing Andy Clarke’s recent post publicizing the IE-CSS3.js script.

I discuss a bit about the level of effort (LOE) these types of scripts attempt to mitigate, especially when dealing with older browsers. Older and less compatible browsers such as IE6 continue to challenge developers, and there’s a case to be made that these types of compatibility layers can help reduce that LOE.

But at the end, I do ask the question. Do Web sites need to look the same in every browser?

Go check it out.

Jan 27, 10:54 AM in Web Development (filed under JavaScript, CSS)

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