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new technology

  • Avoid using technology which has been around less than two years
  • Avoid creating a site where users have to download software to view it
  • If you do have a new technology enabled site - create a mirror site without it
    • Give users the choice before entering the site - don't use a browser plug-in detection redirect
    • Use your site stats to see if users prefer the html or new technology enabled site - scrap the new technology if it's not popular
  • If you do create with new technology, recognize usability issues concerning all types of web site
  • Check your site statistics to see how many of your users have the latest plug in before designing your site