I think that I've read about this in Andy Clarke's Transcending CSS book.
Maybe it's under the Progressive Enhancement approach.

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 9:24 PM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> I wouldnt say that I code for Firefox, more that I code in immaculate
> standards compliant code and that it seems to work best in Firefox, Safari
> and Opera ;)
>
> You are right though - make for standard complient browsers and then use
> conditional statements for IE. Most of the time these are to fix very
> minimal spacing issues.
>
> This isnt much but this article on sitepoint defines that firefox is the
> browser for web developers:
> http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2008/08/29/would-you-switch-to-ie8/
>
> Darren Lovelock
> Munkyonline.co.uk
>
>
> Quoting David McKinnon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>
>  Hi,
>>
>> For a while now, I've been operating on the principle "Code for
>> Firefox, hack for IE".
>>
>> That is, writing CSS for the most standards-compliant browser, and then
>> making adjustments for non-standard behaviour.
>> I said this in a meeting last week to argue a point and my boss said
>> "who says?".
>>
>> I could have said "me", but maybe that's not a good enough answer.
>> Somewhere some years ago I read this, or heard someone at a conference
>> or something and it got stuck in my head.
>>
>> Is this the way anyone works?
>> Is it the best way to work?
>> Does anyone know where I got this idea from? Book? Blog? A bit of
>> googling this afternoon turned up not very much.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> David
>>
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