SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Mars
    Posts
    89
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Compatibility with (IE & FireFox)

    Hi.

    I use Microsoft FrontPage to design my web pages and php scripts.

    When I use IE to view these pages, it looks good but everything is missed up in case of FireFox especially when I use Tables.

    Can you please advise me how to design web pages that are fully compatible with MS IE & FireFox

    Thanks

  2. #2
    SitePoint Addict
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    UK, London
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1) Ditch any WYSIWYG editors, especially FrontPage
    2) Turn off the computer, go to a book store and ask for "Designing with web standards" by Jeffrey Zeldman.
    3) Go to the bookstore's coffee place, start reading.
    - If 3) is not an option buy the book and make yourself a coffee at home
    - If you don't lilke coffee, replace with beverage of choice
    4) Another good read is "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug, which is a wonderful, one hour read about how you can design without confusing.
    5) Online, there is a http://www.htmldog.com with a good HTML beginner's tutorial.
    6) Don't design for browsers, design for standards and users. Sites do not have to look the same on every browser, they have to work on every browser, and look consistent from page to page in the same browser. Users that tell you about differences in browser versions are likely to be other designers or really really sad and lonely people.
    Chris Heilmann
    Blog | Articles | Binaries

  3. #3
    SitePoint Wizard gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy dc dalton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Right behind you, watching, always watching.
    Posts
    5,431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by codepoet
    1) Ditch any WYSIWYG editors, especially FrontPage
    2) Turn off the computer, go to a book store and ask for "Designing with web standards" by Jeffrey Zeldman.
    3) Go to the bookstore's coffee place, start reading.
    - If 3) is not an option buy the book and make yourself a coffee at home
    - If you don't lilke coffee, replace with beverage of choice
    4) Another good read is "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug, which is a wonderful, one hour read about how you can design without confusing.
    5) Online, there is a http://www.htmldog.com with a good HTML beginner's tutorial.
    6) Don't design for browsers, design for standards and users. Sites do not have to look the same on every browser, they have to work on every browser, and look consistent from page to page in the same browser. Users that tell you about differences in browser versions are likely to be other designers or really really sad and lonely people.

    AMEN BROTHER!

  4. #4
    CSS & JS/DOM Adept bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I definitely agree, although I would add that you should still test in as many browsers as you can, because some browser bugs will make pages stop working.

    I wish more people would understand codepoet's 6th point.

    WYSIWYG editors create junk code.
    We miss you, Dan Schulz.
    Learn CSS. | X/HTML Validator | CSS validator
    Dynamic Site Solutions
    Code for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, & Opera, then add fixes for IE, not vice versa.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •