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    Should I optimize for Chrome?

    [don't know if this is the best area, wasn't sure where to ask this]


    Should I optimize for Chrome? Features that work correctly in Firefox and IE are not working in Chrome. Should I take the time to try to fix these issues, after all Chrome is still in beta and may fix these issues themselves soon?

    What are your thoughts?
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    No. Instead you should make sure your Web site works in all four major rendering engines (Trident, Gecko, Presto, and WebKit). These engines cover Internet Explorer, Firefox, Flock, DocZilla, Epiphany, Galeon, Netscape 6+ (not that I'd even bother these days, but Netscape 8 would be the minimum to target if you want to support it), Opera, Safari and of course Chrome. Konqueror uses the KHTML rendering engine which if I recall correctly WebKit was forked from.

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    Thanks, how can I test a rendering engine, for example if I wanted to see how my website looked in Trident, is there any way to tell other than finding a trident based browser?

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    There are sites like Browser Shots and TotalValidator available, but I prefer to use a program like IETester. Not only can I check the HTML/CSS in real time, but I can also see how well JavaScript works in the application as well.

    But it is best to check in the browsers themselves. I use IETester (covers IE 5.5 through the latest beta for 8), Firefox, Opera, and Safari for my testing.

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    Thanks!
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