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    Just wondering whether to implement one or if this is a no-go in terms of web designing?

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    Never have, never will. If you force people to choose new software of any sort to view your site over something that they have and that they feel works, you'll lose your audience.
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    For the most part, I say no. I think design problems are our problems, not the users'.

    Also, if your website looks like crap, or smacks the user in the face with a demand that they install software on their computer just to view your website, how many are just going to leave?
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    That is my number 1 no no ...

    Never require a user to install something to view your site...

    My number 2 no no is... Don't even hint to a user that they need to install something, even for a "better experience"...

    The only exception I have to either is if the site is not publicly viewable .. ( a company intranet for example )...

    When I run across sites that proclaim you need to upgrade your browser ( with exception of banks or other financial institutions )... My first thought is... Too lazy or incompetent to design cross browser...

    Sorry, just my opinion. But the browser wars should have died a long time ago.. Sadly, there are still a lot of uneducated - lazy - arrogant designers out there that think they should tell people what thy need to use to view their stuff... No thanks... Again, just my opinion.

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    No need to apologise I was asking for opinions as I was unsure myself


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