RE: Actual Site Stats - Firefox 2 versus IE 7

Subject: RE: Actual Site Stats - Firefox 2 versus IE 7
From: "Gordon McLean" <Gordon -dot- McLean -at- GrahamTechnology -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 07:54:45 +0100

If coded (if, IF!!) a CSS layout should always degrade well enough to allow
user to access the important stuff. Yes there are some quirks and bugs to
note when using CSS layout but from my knowledge the majority of them are
due to the way IE (badly) interprets CSS positioning and the box model.

There are plenty of examples of websites coded to W3 standards which appear
as expected in all browsers bar IE (whereas the reverse doesn't seem to be
the case). Web standards are, on the whole, a good thing but some people to
get a bit antsy about them. They are not the be all and end all. They SHOULD
be but as noted in this thread, the political machinations have stripped the
W3 of some of it's usefulness.

Ultimately it is very very possible to code a webpage using CSS and DIVs for
layout, and have it degrade across multiple browsers (all the way down to
text only representations).

www.positioniseverything.com is a good starting point if you want to know
more.

However I'd still like to see some examples of "other applications of CSS
layout, forms and miscellany" please.

Gordon



-----Original Message-----
While your site is a nice-looking one, it's a standard style of layout.
Other applications of CSS layout, forms and miscellany display differently,
and often in an obviously visually broken fashion, between browsers.

--- Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> > And yet with that method, possibly even more inconsistencies exist
> > between the two major
> browsers.
>
> Such as...???
>
> I figure that most clients/customers/users aren't going to compare
> sites in multiple browsers to see what's different (although my site,
> helpstuff.com, looks relatively similar in all browsers from what I
> can tell). But without more information, I'm not sure what I'm missing
> here.



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