4:1 Design for Common Browsers
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Document Type: Guideline
Design, develop and test for the most common browsers.
Designers should attempt to accommodate ninety-five percent of all users. Ensure that all testing of a Web site is done using the most popular browsers.
Sources of information about the most commonly used browsers:
Evans, M. (1998). Web Design: An Empiricist’s Guide. Unpublished master’s thesis. Seattle: University of Washington. Retrieved May 2003, from http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/webmastr/webdesgn.pdf.
Jupitermedia Corporation (2003). thecounter.com. Retrieved November 2005, from http://www.thecounter.com/.
Morrell, R.W., Dailey, S.R., Feldman, C., Mayhorn, C.B., & Echt, K.V. (2002, April). Older adults and information technology: A compendium of scientific research and web site accessibility guidelines. National Institute on Aging Report. Bethesda, MD.
Nielsen, J. (1996b, October). Accessible design for users with disabilities. Retrieved November 2005, from http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9610.html.
Related Usability Guidelines: