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    Question Deciding to develop a website on which browsers?

    Hi,

    I'm developing a website using div's and avoiding tables however in browsers earlier than IE7.0 and FF2.0 I have problems with the display of the head nav which shifts to right and does not align with the rest of the page. Also since I am using png's IE6 does not show them well.

    Should I not use pngs and most of the features of CSS that are not supported in earlier browsers?
    So the website will be shown everywhere the same?

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    It depends on your target audience. Generally this should mean supporting IE6, IE7, Firefox, Safari and Opera as a minimum.

    If you've written valid code then I don't usually find IE6 is too much trouble if you know what bugs you're looking for.

    I don't tend to use png's unless there's a reason for it. If gif or jpg can achieve exactly the same thing then I'd generally use them but there are hacks available for IE6.

    I wouldn't usually support IE5.5 unless a client requested it but I don't usually find that it's much more trouble than IE6 apart from using conditional comments to fix the box model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csswiz View Post
    It depends on your target audience. Generally this should mean supporting IE6, IE7, Firefox, Safari and Opera as a minimum.

    If you've written valid code then I don't usually find IE6 is too much trouble if you know what bugs you're looking for.

    I don't tend to use png's unless there's a reason for it. If gif or jpg can achieve exactly the same thing then I'd generally use them but there are hacks available for IE6.

    I wouldn't usually support IE5.5 unless a client requested it but I don't usually find that it's much more trouble than IE6 apart from using conditional comments to fix the box model.
    Totally agree with all of that, except I find that with my clients they get double visitors using IE5.5 over Safari. So I still tend to include IE5.5 as a standard browser.

    Si

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    PNG-8 compresses better than GIF in almost every case (5% to 25% in typical cases) so usually there is never any real reason to use *.gif

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    Do you have the hack for png's for IE6?

    Here is how the headers section is looking in IE6 and FF 1.5. Images attached. Please give me suggestions
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