What are we trying to prove?
WEB BUILDERS: Tired of hacks and versioning? Write valid markup and send 4.0 browser users to this page, or your own Browser Upgrades page. A Tips Page is available to assist you.
W3C CERTIFIED KOSHER MARKUP
WHAT IS THIS?
The Upgrade campaign encourages developers to learn about and use web standards even if the resulting sites look less than optimal in older browsers. It acknowledges that many sites can't do this, and provides three levels of developer participation: hardcore DOM sniffing, a "kinder, gentler" method that enables all viewers to access content, and the option to simply link to the page, with or without a tiny banner ad.
The "kinder, gentler" method has been used in the A List Apart redesign, which is accessible to any browser or device—from Netcape 1.0 to Palm Pilots™ to Lynx. ALA issue No. 99 provides the rationale behind the upgrade, answers possible objections, and shows the methods used to transform the site from table hacks to CSS.
ALA also includes two forums where you can state your opinions, pro and con, about what we're trying to achieve. We read and evaluate all feedback.
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