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Azzkika
06-24-2002, 04:23 PM
Hi All,

I have a website that, for ease's sake, I have designed solely for Internet Explorer. While I am aware of the browser crossover problems, I had too much work to do without worrying about how it would look in Netscape.

However, the time has come to optimise it for both browsers. Does anybody know where I might find a good run down of the issues and how to get around them (ie CSS and DHTML differences and solutions)?

Thanks, :)

Azzkika

QuackHead
06-24-2002, 04:30 PM
I don't know any sites off hand that'll be able to help you out - BUT here's what I have experienced.

Netscape and IE display tables much differently, so the easiest way to work with tables is to specify exact widths to them.

Also, line size is a litte different between the 2 as well.

My suggestion to you would be to copy your entire site to another directory - and view it in Netscape. Make a list of things that don't look proper, and tackle those issues 1 at a time.

Post your code here or set up a test site that we can view so that we can give you some help on this.

Have fun with NS ;)

~Quack

Azzkika
06-24-2002, 04:38 PM
Thanks, Quackhead,

I will indeed keep you posted, and if you do come across any sites that you think might be of help, please do post them through to me.

Thanks!! :thumbsup:

Azz

boxer_1
06-24-2002, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Azzkika
Hi All,

I have a website that, for ease's sake, I have designed solely for Internet Explorer. While I am aware of the browser crossover problems, I had too much work to do without worrying about how it would look in Netscape.

However, the time has come to optimise it for both browsers. Does anybody know where I might find a good run down of the issues and how to get around them (ie CSS and DHTML differences and solutions)?

Thanks, :)

Azzkika

When you say 'cross-browser', it depends on how you define it. In other words, what is the oldest browser version(s) you wish to code for?

One thing to keep in mind is that, in general, NS is less forgiving when it comes to sloppy coding than IE. By 'sloppy' I mean code that contains overlapping tags, missing quotes, etc. Always be sure to close you tags in reverse order to what they were opened.

Also, identify what is supported by the different browsers. Here are a few links that might help you out:

http://www.webreview.com/style/css1/charts/mastergrid.shtml

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/reference/browser_chart/

http://www.cross-browser.com/

Good luck ;)

Azzkika
06-24-2002, 06:20 PM
DUDE!!!

Those links are worth their weight in gold, I can tell you!!!

:thumbsup:

Thanks for that - will make my life a lot easier

cheers

Azzkika

boxer_1
06-24-2002, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Azzkika
DUDE!!!

Those links are worth their weight in gold, I can tell you!!!

:thumbsup:

Thanks for that - will make my life a lot easier

cheers

Azzkika

No problem ;)! Glad they were helpful to you :thumbsup: .

Graeme Hackston
06-25-2002, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by boxer_1


One thing to keep in mind is that, in general, NS is less forgiving when it comes to sloppy coding than IE.

I inadvertently commented out my entire js file and IE6 kept on happily reading it. I have the cache set to check for newer versions on every visit to a page. I didn't notice the problem until I look at it in NN6.

applesauce
06-25-2002, 06:18 PM
here's a good one for css:
http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_reference.asp

:D

Azzkika
06-25-2002, 06:29 PM
Thanks for that, applesauce

I was wondering if there was a W3C schools page out there - just wasn't able to find it.

:D

Azz



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