JavaScript isn’t always available and it’s not the user’s fault

There’s been some comments about this on Twitter.

You might have heard that the percentage of users without JavaScript is approximately 1% and that these people actively turn it off. And on that basis that it’s okay to exclude them.

First of all, 1% of a large number is still a large number. A 1% increase in users is not usually something to be sniffed at.

But more importantly, the problem is less about the 1% of users who always visit your site without JavaScript and more about the 1% of visits to your site which result in users experiencing

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