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How my site looks in different browsers

     
3:26 pm on May 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have had a couple of emails letting me know that my site is not rendering properly. First of all: what does this actualy mean, being new to web design.
And how can I check how my page looks in the major browsers, and fix it if there is a problem.

So far i have downloaded:
Opera
Mozilla Firefox
MSN
Internet explorer
Netscape Navigator

then typed in my website and they seem ok to load and get round, on netscape an image was out slightly to the right, and on MSN you need to double click my flash banner which has site navigation on it twice instead of once.

One person mailed me who was using Firefox and said it was a bit tricky to use....

Where do i go from here.

Any help

Geoff

4:47 pm on May 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>>>>>>. And how can I check how my page looks in the major browsers, and fix it if there is a problem

A general thing to do is - as you make a new page, at every significant change, view the page in FF and IE - don't wait until a page is done.
You may do this 10-50 times for each page you write.
Another ting is to make it look right in FF, then tweak it to work in IE.

Dreamweaver is good for this - design, hit F12 for one browser, C-F12 for the other.

3:12 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello, Geoffrey james.
What does it mean "not rendering properly"? You should ask the person that told you so. The verb "render" is used in connection with the job that a browser does of displaying a web page in the monitor of your computer. It is used because a browser doesn't simply "show" you a page. It has to interpret "how" it should be displayed. That is why different browsers can show different views of the same page: they interpret different things. However, keep in mind that 95% of all Internet users utilize Microsoft Internet Explorer.
6:02 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks web experts, your help is always valuable.

The chat who said he had a problem is using firefox 1.5.0.3 and the main content of the page was over towards the left and had run into a panel on the left hand side.

Is this version very common and should i be really concerned.

He also said that he veiwed my site with his 'side bar off, but if he puts his side bar on its better'....whats a side bar?

Geoff

1:44 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Firefox
View menu
Sidebar
1:27 am on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>>Is this version very common and should i be really concerned.
These are the figures of the browsers people utilized to visit one of my sites.
MS Internet Explorer 95.1 %
Firefox 2.6 %
Unknown 1.1 %
Mozilla 0.3 %
Netscape 0.1 %
Safari 0.1 %
Opera 0.1 %
WebCopier 0.1 %
Hope this helps.
6:19 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Always bear in mind that if your site has problems in a browser, a large proportion of users will simply give up and go elsewhere. Browser statistics rarely tell the whole story.
 

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