Browser compatibility

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mark_R_5, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Mark_R_5 macrumors newbie

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    This is something of a cheeky request, but I'm trying to make my website as cross-platform compatible as possible, and a Mac user has emailed me saying she can't view my site correctly.

    Could those of you on Macs point your browsers (no matter what they may be) at http://www.mark-reynolds.co.uk and let me know if you can view it correctly or not? At which point, a quick bit of info about your system and browser would be appreciated.

    I realise these forums aren't quite intended for Mac users to perform public services, but I hope to appeal to your better, more nicely designed, natures ;)
     
  2. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    It works fine with the Safari browser on the OS Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther. Most likely the user that emailed you is using Mac OS 9. Mac OS 9 is so terrible that it causes all of its users problems. At least Mac OS X is far ahead of Windows. The compatibility issue you were confronted with probably won't affect many users. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Probably less than 1% of the world is still using Mac OS 9.
     
  3. risc macrumors 68030

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  4. Mark_R_5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was being used on a corporate machine, which suggests they'd a fairly updated MAC OS, although this wasn't explicitly stated.

    Thanks for checking it out for me, more feedback is welcome.
     
  5. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    I just tried each of the main links on your web page in Internet Explorer and it seemed to work fine with that browser too.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your site looks OK in Gecko-based browsers and IE, both MacOS 9 and MacOS X. However, you seem to be trapping certain browsers. Your site looks very different in Netscape Communicator 4.8. It sports a completely different design. In iCab, it looks awful. In Opera, it looks like it does in Netscape 4.8. Safari's rendering is the same as the Gecko-based browsers.
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Not necessarily. A lot of corporations are still on Mac OS 9, for a variety of reasons.

    Works fine in Firefox/Panther.

    Good luck with your campaign!
     
  8. Mark_R_5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know of a reliable emulator for iCab?

    Thanks for the comprehensive reply.
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Why don't you code to W3C standards?
     

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