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Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design by Ethan Marcotte, Dan Cederholm

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Chapter 4. Do Websites Need to Look Exactly the Same in Every Browser?

 

I’ve always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach about an 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession and degree of specialization that doesn’t appeal to me.

 
 --Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing, founder and owner, Patagonia, Inc.

Ever try talking to (or working with) someone who is 100% obsessed with a single task? The danger is that they’ll get bogged down in details. Every detail. On the other hand, an “80 percenter,” as Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard defines it, might eventually learn to know which details to focus on. Determining which details are the most important ...

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