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- More features of the site would be useable for everyone. I'm talking about some pretty core features, like the ability to post entries or reply to comments, not just frivolous add-ons, here.
- The range of ways people can access the web is growing all the time. As well as catering for older computers, LJ should consider new technologies like WAP and who knows what might be invented in the next few years.
- Better accessibility. The more of the site is available in as simple a format as possible, the more easily people with various disabilities are going to be able to use it.
- The old, easily useable versions of pages already exist, so this would require little or no new coding.
- Lots of people dislike change, so having old pages available would quell some of the whining when a new feature is introduced.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- Some of the old versions of pages are pretty sketchy.
- It's generally good to retire obsolete code rather than keeping it running in parallel with new code.
- It might be argued that it isn't worth any effort at all, even the most trivial, to support minority browsers.
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- There should continue to be an option to display comment pages in the sitescheme (as there is now), even if that ceases to be the default. [link]