but seriously. i made a promise to myself that if my readership was below my membership consistently for a week or so, i would stop. i guess it’s a personal choice; i find what i write such a catharsis at times, i’m loath to give it up.
it has been a very slow week, however, even over at array. don’t get discouraged. always check other dg hit counts before beating yourself. you can also install your own ‘hit counter’ software so you can check referrer logs and such, to see where people come from (thecounter.com).
as for designing cross-browser, latest stats show ie 5 has 86% saturation nationwide; on array, it’s even higher. what surprises me is the mac vs. windows statistics … it’s about even, whereas for other general sites i do, mac is about 17%. i get complaints about the site from time to time, and i can guarantee they’re on netscape. at the present time, they’re 4% of my audience … i have made a conscious decision to deprecate full netscape compatibility.
as with life, you can’t make all of the people happy all of the time, nor should you try.