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Safari on Windows!!

Discussion in 'CSS' started by AdamSee, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #61
    Ah, no... Recently I decided to develop a new site with DW8 on my Mac, using FF and Safari as my test beds. After 2 weeks developing the site, I opened up the site on my Windows XP machine under IE. It was phucked... Literally. I had to start over from the ground up.

    IE interprets things like image Maps, differently from any other browser... Tables, just about everything...
    SEMrush
    I ended up hand coding the site in bbedit and pulling any java as a result. I fault DW with this for the most part, because it should really point out these problems in the development stage, keeping in mind that there are unfortunately a large number of misguided souls still using IE.

    This time around after completely developing the site using BBedit, all hand coded, and only testing with and IE browser on a PC, I opened up FF on the PC, FF on the Mac, Safari, Mozilla, etc.. and did not see a single issue.

    If it works with IE, it's probably gonna work with everything...
     
    Mia, Jun 15, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
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    #62
    You gotta ask how they think. Releasing a beta version that has this many bugs. geeeeesh..
     
    zk0, Jun 15, 2007 IP
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    #63
    I find it best to code using Firefox as my primary development platform, and validate to W3C HTML4.01 Strict and CSS2 specifications. I then cross checks in Opera and IE 6&7. I almost NEVER have more than minor cosmetic problems with MSIE or Opera. The key is validating the code and using tableless designs. I only use tables for true data tables; I don't use them for controlling layout.

    The fastest way to introduce cross browser issues is to code only using MSIE and to not validate one's code.

    I have even used complex image maps with no issues.
     
    KLB, Jun 15, 2007 IP
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    #64
    if you want it to work properly get a mac its kind of like running ie on a mac it SUCKS!!!!!!!!!
     
    LegendaryPosting, Jun 15, 2007 IP
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    #65
    So it would seem that some people figured out what Apple had in mind when they released Safari on Windows and many of us were wrong. Read:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=511

    Apple wants to wipe out Firefox and Opera.
     
    KLB, Jun 16, 2007 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #66
    That was probably the worst opinion I've seen expressed in a blog in a long time. Interesting take on the subject, but completely out in left field.
     
    Mia, Jun 18, 2007 IP