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Chapter One. 99.9% of Websites Are Obsol... > Blocking Users Is Bad for Business

Blocking Users Is Bad for Business

Whereas some companies undercut their own profitability trying to ensure that even the oldest browsers see their sites exactly as new browsers do, others have decided that only one browser matters. In a misguided effort to reduce expenses, an increasing number of sites are designed to work only in Internet Explorer, and sometimes only on the Windows platform, thus locking out 15–25% of their potential visitors and customers [1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9].

1.5. The home page of KPMG (www.kpmg.com) as seen in Navigator. Or rather, as not seen in Navigator, thanks to stupid, IE-only code.



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