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I also have a hunch that many of us have found work-arounds that may not be widely known. I'm inviting everyone to post their discoveries and their questions in this thread. Here's a recent solution I finally stumbled over.
EXTRA PIXELS AROUND NETSCAPE FRAMES
I've been working with a client who insists on frames. Netscape adds a lot of extra "browser english" right next to the frame borders compared to the way Explorer holds the exact pixel dimensions. Somtimes important content gets chopped off in Netscape, and it seems like the only answer is to render a big blank spot in Explorer -- the majority browser.
For gutter spacing, and other space sensitive pages, where you start a form - even a simple dropdown menu - is suspect in Netscape.
The workaround I use is to nestle the form tag inside a table cell at the very beginning of the form,instead of designating a form line, with post method, etc. and then some HTML, and then the start of a paragraph or a new table and then the form.
Compare pages in MSIE and Netscape and watch the spacing around the form tag. It's confused many webmasters :)
The design of a form page is often treated very casually. More often than not I see chaotic layout and ambiguous instructions. No matter how enticing the offer, if the form page isn't user friendly and un-imposing, the site will lose a lot of visitor response. For the want of a nail, the war is lost.
Edited by: tedster
REPEATING BACKGROUNDS IN NESTED TABLE CELLS
When a background image is defined for a top level table, Netscape begins to render that image all over again with each new cell of any nested table, instead of just letting the single image "show through" the way Explorer does.
The fix? Set background="null" in the nested table tag, and both browsers will let a single image show through the way you would expect.
If you include a space anywhere in that list, Netscape just won't cooperate.