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:: Failure Favor

Dear Web Devs,

Hi, can i ask you a favor?

Web pages are complicated beasts. There’s lots of moving parts as things get pulled in from all over. Which means, there’s more than a fleeting chance that for random reasons and efficiency bits of the page may “go missing”. A broken image may be one thing, but a missing CSS file is quite another.

Can i ask y’all a favor? Turn off “style.css” for this page.

Can we make that a thing? Can we use CSS for good and help the rather high number of folks who don’t just know to force refresh a page (or even what that means) from thinking their computer is broken or been hacked? Basically, consider your page’s failure modes, and help out folks that may not understand what to do. Honestly, it’s not hard.

Let’s treat our users like we’d like to be treated when we’re not fully versed on automotive repair, furnace maintenance, municipal transit regulations, or all the stuff that they’re far smarter about than us. That’d be swell.

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