Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I lead Design at a stealthy startup. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

But seriously, who gives a shit?

Link // 03.03.2008 // 3:55 PM // 2 Comments

Microsoft changes stance on version targeting default behavior

> “We’ve decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can.”

So there you have it. This should make a lot of standards-oriented developers happy, as it makes out jobs easier. I think this is the right move by Microsoft, although I never could quite figure out very firmly where I stood on the whole topic. At the very least, it prove MS is listening to the developers, and that can only be a good thing.

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  1. 001 // Matt Sanders // 03.03.2008 // 4:49 PM

    Agreed. This was a good decision made by Microsoft. I feel a little bit better now.

  2. 002 // Grant // 03.05.2008 // 1:49 PM

    While I don’t think the previous default behavior would have been the end of the world, I think this is a huge step for Microsoft and most of us just breathed a collective sigh of relief.

    Most of all, this will encourage better coding practices. We’d like to think that any young web designer out there would know enough to at least code for Firefox, but I’ve met a few who didn’t and the bad habits they developed coding first for IE are hard for them to break.

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