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Andreas Fischer
Andreas Fischer
8,256 Points

caniuse.com - What values are considered as "good"?

Hi everyone,

I really enjoy working with the more recent features like calc(), flexbox etc... Now as browser support isn't always given to 100%, what do you think are good values when looking at browser support?

Above 90% in general? Or should it be 95%?

Thanks for your thoughts!

1 Answer

I think it depends on the audience and how they are viewing your site. I look at the support for the different versions of each browser more than I look at the overall %. You can use analytics to get a good idea of the kind of devices and browser versions your audience is using.

Is your site geared towards web designers or tech savvy people? - They likely have the most recent versions of their browsers so newer features should be fine to use.

Is it for a large corporation with lots of different users/devices? - They tend to have lots of outdated technology, PC's running Windows XP and IE6 for example. Here you need to be careful about what features you use - graceful degradation / progressive enhancement is the key here.

Hope this helps :)

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Great answer. My thoughts exactly.