When good websites go bad - graceful degrading
Good practice dictates that you support the major browsers in their latest and greatest encarnations (IE7, FF2 etc) but also recognise the statistics - meaning you need to support older, popular browsers (such as IE6). This means that your work supports the majority of the users.
A bad way to think about this is THEM supporting YOU. You can't expect all your users to have the latest and greatest versions of everything so you need to ensure your site degrades gracefully.
When good websites go bad
That's right, Gucci.com come on down!
In full glory
It's an attractive site that looks like it should be Flash. See images below:
Nice site, no?
What could be improved
This concludes my first article in the series where Gucci takes my award for a high profile site that gets nuked with one technology removed. Without warning or explanation the site does nothing, with no instruction of how to make it work. Good work guys. A massive brand failing to offer anything like graceful degrading.
Episode one - graceful degrading
Episode two - UI design (coming soon)
Episode three - Multimedia disaster
Episode four - High profile problems
Episode five onwards - TBC
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