Web developers wary of AOL switch?

I forgot to post this earlier, but according to Cnet, Web developers are wary of AOL switch to a Gecko/Mozilla based browser.

"Web authors mostly write and test their sites to work with one browser: Internet Explorer. If the sites work with Netscape, Opera or other small-time browsers, that's a bonus, but not one to keep most Web authors late at the office tweaking their code."

I think they mean only the bad web developers are wary; the kind of lazy developers that develop sites for IE only. If you're testing your site only in one browser, you're a bad developer.

As mentioned by Steven in the comments of a previous post, Mozilla is a great tool for good developers. Develop a site that works in Mozilla and it will probably work in IE as well. Write clean code and you shouldn't have too much to worry about.

» posted by pinder on April 01, 2002 at 11:38 AM


Exactly. I welcome the shift in browsers. Clean coders will be rewarded, and others punished (I sound like a religious fundamentalist).

There is a good discusion on the possible reprecussions of the AOL switch at Signal vs. Noise.

# posted by Steven Garrity

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