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1.2. Design Strategies

Faced with the dilemma of varying browser capabilities, web designers have developed a variety of design approaches, some more extreme than others. The "correct" way to handle a particular site, of course, depends on its use and audience, but this section should provide a peek into the different positions in the ongoing debate over where to draw the line.

1.2.1. Lowest Common Denominator Design

A minority of web developers adhere to the ideal standards that the Web should be accessible to everyone. They may also maintain that presentation should be in the hands of the end user, not the author. These designers tend to stick with the safest HTML standard (currently HTML 3.2 or even 2.0) and make sure that pages work on all browsers, including Lynx and version 1.0 of the popular browsers.


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