O'Reilly logo

Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Fifth Edition by Clint Eccher

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 2DESIGNING FOR THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

A common struggle for a Web designer is designing for the largest audience possible without sacrificing the desired graphical and functional aspects. Since the 1990s, and probably earlier, this struggle has been a common issue with designers; unfortunately, it will continue to be an issue as long as newer technology and design methods are constantly being introduced.

While a designer might want to take advantage of the latest technology, there should also be a concern that the audience will think usability implications were not taken into consideration if newer technology is employed that is not fully supported by all hardware and software. When designing for the past, present, and future, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required