HTML and CSS Reference
DON'T: Too much
Don't Use Browser-Specific Terminology
Avoid references in your text to specific features of specific browsers. For example, don't
use the following wording:
“Click here” —What if your visitors are surfing without a mouse? Users of mobile
phones with touch screens “tap” on links. A more generic phrase is “Follow this
link.” (Of course, you should avoid the “here” syndrome in the first place, which
neatly gets around this problem, too.)
“To save this page, pull down the File menu and select Save” —Each browser
has a different set of menus and different ways of accomplishing the same actions.
If at all possible, do not refer to specifics of browser operation in your web pages.
“Use the Back button to return to the previous page” —Each browser has a dif-
ferent set of buttons and different methods for going back. If you want your visi-
tors to go back to a previous page or to any specific page, link those pages.