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Chapter 1. The CSS3 Lowdown > Dealing with Unsupportive Clients or Bosses

Dealing with Unsupportive Clients or Bosses

Sometimes the obstacle to using CSS3 successfully isn’t so much the lack of support in browsers, but rather from your client or boss. If you’re concerned about getting pushback from the people paying the bills, here are a few strategies that I hope will help you get CSS3 accepted at your workplace.

Don’t Tell Them Everything

Let’s start off with what might be the easiest “buy-in” strategy of all—call it the anti-strategy, if you will. I’ll say it bluntly: maybe your client or boss need not know at all that you’re even using CSS3. Think of it this way: if you hire someone to build you a house, you don’t need or want to know the names of every tool, material, and technique the contractor is going to use along the way. You care about some of the technical details, but for the most part you’re more concerned with the bigger picture and making sure your goals are met—in whatever way that contractor thinks is best.


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