Or do they.
So if it’s 1% why bother putting effort into writing your website with progressive enhancement in mind? Well let me get my white board pen out and see if we can work through some figures.
If you have a site like mine which on average get’s about 1000 visitors a month then 1% is 10 visitors, over a year that’s 120 visitors so maybe you would be justified in thinking that designing for PE would be pointless. But if you are running an eCommerce site, and you are selling product for £20 a time, then do you really want to turn away £2400 of potential business? Not sure I would, and that is just with 1000 visitors a month.
Let’s up the figures. If we said that you had 10,000 visitors a month, that would be be potentially £24000 a year, how about 100,000 visitors a month, that 1% now turns into a huge £240,000 a year.
So for £7200 is it really worth ignoring the possible benefits of designing your site with progressive enhancement in mind?