browser question.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by cedric, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I'm doing some web design and I'd like to have another browser in addition to IE that I can test my sites in. It seems as though a lot of you guys are using firefox. Are there any other browsers that I should be considering?
     
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    Penetration OT Supporter

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    firefox is growing in popularity in mammoth proportions.
     
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    For web dev, I highly recommend testing as many browsers and platforms as you can. IE, Firefox, Opera, and Lynx are a few off the top of my head (also remember to test on Macs and PCs). Also important is to realize who will be visiting your site. If you're building a web site for the blind, then you'll definitely want to build something that is Lynx friendly. If you're mostly building for an intranet that is in a Microsoft shop, then IE is the way to go...
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    When I do web dev work I make sure of two main things:
    1) The site's HTML and CSS are W3C compliant.
    2) The site looks good in IE and Firefox on Mac, Windows and Linux.
     
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    ie, firefox (usually covers mozilla and it's dirivitives as well), opera.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I always kind of assume that since Opera is supposedly compliant and FF is pretty compliant it's pointless to test in both. Is there actually a difference? :dunno:
     
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    i've seen sites that work in opera but not FF, and there's sites that work in FF but not in opera.

    the truth is that opera and FF are mostly-complaint... but no browser is 100% complaint (at least nothing that has any features)...

    Then there's the other side where people simply write really bad html... So even if the browser is compliant, that only guarantees that compliant code will render properly -- poorly-writen code may not. In many instances (most common with made-for-msie sites) a poorly written page looks better in non-compliant browsers).
     

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