July 7, 2005

Is it me or some people just don't get it?

I just finished a web site that really tried to adhere to Web Standards– CSS, XHTML, semantics, etc. — and it pains me that I may have to revert to the "old ways" of tables for layout. Why? Because they want it to work with VERY old browsers with weak standards support.

I understand that certain companies have different priorities, and in this case, backward compatibility. I guess I wasn't able to communicate with them the benefits of using web standards vs. backward compatibility.

Oh well.