---- Cross browser support: Which ones do I need to check?
drhowarddrfine - 7:13 pm on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
I trust that by developing to Firefox/Chrome/etc. that Opera should behave correctly for the most part
I've found it better to check in Opera first. While Firefox does an excellent job of touching all the bases, they sometimes don't have 100% coverage or they let errors slide through you wouldn't otherwise catch. Opera doesn't cover all the bases but, what they do cover, is usually very thorough.
For example, I've been working on a web app that's served as XML. The first few pages looked great in FF but, when I checked later in Opera and Chrome, I got the yellow XML error screen. My XML was not well formed at a couple points. Other times things were slightly askew with my CSS that needed minor adjustments. (Note: these were minor things and not any major problems like in IE which failed hard.)
As for IE6 support, I now charge a 30% premium for anyone wanting their pages to work in it.