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I just bought a used IMac so I wouldn't have to guess at the MAC layouts.
BTW - Netscape for the MAC, even 6.2 make a horrendous mess of everything. I've had to offer completely alternate pages if the user is using Netscape on a Mac. What a pain.
Completely separate pages? Why? What are you using anything besides vanilla HTML? The only time I've seen NN/Mac really make a total hash of something is if I was trying to use some fancy-pants DHTML effects, CSS text formatting (hint: don't use <p> tags inside a form if you're tyring to use CSS text formatting on the form content) or there was a missing closing table tag (</td>, </tr> or </table>).
Most "mystery overlap" CSS positioning problems in NN/Mac can be solved by using one or two carefully placed <br> tags...
Personally, I've always had more problems with NN/Windows.
I'm using basic CSS for text formatting only - no positioning.
I thought it was very odd too.
First off, with Netscape 6 on the Mac you can't hide the headers and footers. That might make a difference. But even on 4.7 (where you could hide the h&f!) you can't set the margins.
There really is no fancy scripting going on in these forms, just ASP generated content inside very vanilla HTML tables.
I wanted it to print directly from the browser so it had to be vanilla.
I know Netscape has horrible problems with CSS text formatting within <form> tags... From what I've seen, NN/Mac will throw out all the CSS formatting the minute you put a <p> tag anywhere in the <form></form> area. When I replaced all my <p> tags with <br><br> instead, the text formatting returned to normal.
But I don't know that it would help with the actual form field width...
BTW... back on the original question here: Does anyone know of a Mac emulator for Windows machines? I know there's SoftWindows and VirtualPC for Mac, but I didn't know the emulation game went the other way too...
I wish for the life of me I could remember the name of the Mac emulator I had.
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Make sure it gets the A+ and THEN make sure it still looks good in all the major browsers. No design client on earth is going to swallow, "It's your browser's fault," as an excuse for a non-functioning page, nor will most potential customers who visit the site.