Chapter Three: Gentle Persuasion

This may be the shortest book chapter you’ll ever read. It is certainly the shortest thing I’ve written, if you don’t count that note apologizing for eating all the blueberries. But although it is brief, this chapter is value packed, for in it you will find the objections employers, colleagues, and clients raise to designing with standards—and the things you can say and do in response. I can’t promise that your boss or client’s objections to standards-based web design will melt like ice cream on a hot grill, but at least they’ll thaw. The rest is up to you.

Objection: “We are standardized on IE6.”

What to say: “Wonderful! Then we can use standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in our site.”

What to do: Design ...

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