I’m already sick of these cross-browser compatibility issues and I guess that all web developers are too! Why in God’s name is this happening?!?
It’s driving me crazy - each time I do or add something I have to check to see how it looks in different browsers. And many of these times something is not ok and I have to loose time searching and fixing those little **** things, instead of going further…
I use Firefox and I usually check with IE6 for problems - I came to hate IE for this - giving the fact that these are the browsers most used. Here are my statistics this month:
MS Internet Explorer 53.8 %
Firefox 42.9 %
Is this enough?
Apparently not! It seems that from now on I have to check IE7 as well… because it seems to gain popularity:
MSIE 53.8 %
Msie 7.0 15.1 %
Msie 6.0 38.4 %
Today, an ex-colleague of mine, Silviu, told me that my site is broken on IE7. I already know that the menu is broken in Opera, but this really pissed me off!
Is that difficult for browsers developers to use the same set of rules???
I fixed now, but for this I had to install IE7 so I can check the result each time I play in the css file… Fortunately, I found a solution to install IE7 Standalone version, to keep IE6 as well, on Jon Galloway’s weblog - IE7 Standalone and you can download the file from here: VelocIT Tools.
For older versions of IE7, you should check this page - IE7 Standalone Launch Script.
You can check this page also, but their solution didn’t work for me: IE7: Using IE6 and IE7 together.
Some more links: Install multiple versions of IE on your PC (thx to Dustin for this), Internet Explorer 7 running side by side with IE6. (standalone).
To close this, I’m a big fan of Firefox and I hope that it will become the main browser in few years!Tags:browsers , firefox , IE , Internet , programming stuff
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