This is a disclaimer.
I have been writing and talking a lot about responsive web design, a pattern that I think emerges naturally from the principle of universal design. I will continue to write and talk about responsive and universal design in the future and I will continue to advocate a “one web” approach to treating all users fairly regardless of ability or device.
But here’s the thing: I am fully aware that there is no one correct answer to every situation. So even though I’m going to continue to bang the drum of one web, I’m not actually foolish enough to think that it’s a cure-all. I’m taking a deliberately Friedian approach in order to back up a stance that I think is woefully under-represented in most discussions of modern web development.
If you’re looking for the more honest, truthful answer to pretty much any question on web design and usability, here it is:
I now return you to your regular schedule of absolutist self-righteous claims.
@adactio OK. Duly noted, but I observe that this is just 0.001% of your literary work ;)
@luca_passani If you think my writing comes across as absolutist, that may be a failing in my writing.
Or you could be misreading.
@adactio well, you sort of said it yourself “I have opinions!” :)
@luca_passani It’s bit of a leap to go from someone saying they have opinions, to describing that person as absolutist.
@luca_passani Clearly, you have opinions too. That doesn’t necessarily make you absolutist, and I wouldn’t dream of describing you that way.
@adactio what about “Don’t do browser detection!” without any rationale provided?
@montogeek Not sure the year is relevant there, Fernando. (the post I linked to is five years old)
@adactio The discussion
@briankardell Is the link not resolving for you? It’s a post I wrote a while back about things not having binary black or white answers.
@adactio resolving just fine, not what I expected? Doesn’t seem to be what you mentioned in the prev tweet.