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    Looks different in a mac

    Heres what I'd like to know please...
    Is the reason a web site can look different in mac compared to a PC down to different browsers or the fact they are different platforms or a combination of both?

    The reason I'm asking is that I want to ditch my PC and do all my web site work on my MacBook pro but dont want to produce sites that look good on my mac laptop but naf on PC's.

    Hope this makes sense!
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    Different browsers render differently. Different versions of the same browser render differently too.

    Regarding colors, you have the same issue too: different cards and different monitors render differently.

    The main problem about the web is that: you never know how it is going to look on the other end. That's why is so important to test in about anything you can, and in different conditions.

    Macs tend to make colors look darker if compared to other monitors.

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    At least load (if you can) IE 7 and firefox to your mac and double check your site on each browser.

    I do most of my personal stuff on Mac and don't have too many problems with colours, layouts and such.
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    Safari on Windows and on the Mac have been specifically designed to render the page the same way. With Firefox and Opera there are probably differences in the rendering between operating systems as they try to make their browser look like it belongs on each operating system rather than trying to match the output of one across the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygoma View Post
    Heres what I'd like to know please...
    Is the reason a web site can look different in mac compared to a PC down to different browsers or the fact they are different platforms or a combination of both?

    The reason I'm asking is that I want to ditch my PC and do all my web site work on my MacBook pro but dont want to produce sites that look good on my mac laptop but naf on PC's.

    Hope this makes sense!
    You can download almost all broswers to mac so if you are ditching the ole pc then you wont have any trouble if you get the browsers. Like with pc I have safari on it and use it for checking cross browser compatability

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