I think we were perhaps reading a mixed message in your comment and what you say is true (and we didn't mean to pounce on you so hard) and many users do not know how to work their computers.
Originally Posted by JenniferBigBlue
My response was mainly directed at this comment:
Yes you are right that it is a waste of time to do that for people who just view the web without knowing how to do any of those things but we don't do all the good things for them we do it for all the people who need/want it.
If you're spending a large amount of time getting a site to function correctly if they have images turned off, or if they have changed their preferences on font size, it MIGHT be a big waste of time.
There are a lot of users who require these enhancements as already mentioned in the previous threads and account for a significant share of the market and indeed are some of the power users of the internet. (i.e.the people you really want to target as they will buy things.)
Just as I mentioned before we don't put ramps outside supermarkets for the people that can walk up the steps. We put these things in place for the people that can't walk up the steps.
Apologies if I missed the point again.