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RE[15]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Thu 20th Dec 2012 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus
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Another massively generated statement. I really do question your sanity if everything in your world is so 'black and white'.


I don't see everything in black and white, however I think that a site should be built around content first and while there is a need in some cases (smaller images for mobile is an example), I think as much as possible should be handled by the user agent.

If you need to write targeted code and care about having the lowest foot print possible (essential for popular sites or mobile sites), then it can make sense to have said targeted code on the server side.


Writing targeted code is why we are in the current predicament of non-webkit browsers being forced to honour -webkit.

One example could be detecting whether to serve a mobile site or a desktop site. But like everything in IT, it's about using the best tool for the job.


I think that is acceptable when it comes to images and very little else.

Yes you should use the best tools for the job, but work around for limitations in the browser IMHO should only be used if you HAVE TO and it should be well documented why you did it.

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