- The most popular browser – Firefox
- One of the most popular plug-ins for FF – NoScript
- Until the domain is not in the “white list” – scripts are disabled
Internet is dangerous, especially in our days.
I use noscript and I don’t see a problem with sites breaking catastrophically due to no JS. What is annoying is when a site silently dies.
My priority is for the website to look “perfect” in the latest versions of Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Explorer. Beyond that, I will do the easy things (IE PNG fix for instance), but I will not bend over backwords and come up with advanced hacks for older browsers. I think it’s critical that the content of a website can always be accessed, regardless of browser, but that’s pretty much guaranteed unless you rely on some very specialised scripting for the navigation.
What I think is most important is to make sure the website is accessible to those who simply have no choice – the blind for instance. Which, again, should be a given as long as you use semantic markup and only moderate amounts of scripting. If it’s not, you probably have the whole wrong approach to making websites.