iWeb - text problems in Firefox/Camino?

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  1. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

    Mr Skills

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    Hello,

    I have made this work-in-progress website with iWeb. In general I have been very happy, and it is fine on Safari or a PC. But whenever I load the site in Firefox (Mac) or Camino, there is an annoying space after any apostrophe (greengrocer' s instead of greengrocer's).

    Does anyone know why this is, and how to fix it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mr Skills thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't a direct answer to your question but I think it's sound advice anyway: The image that loads on that page is huge... I can only imagine how long it must take on 56k... Scale that thing down!

    PS I use Opera and your site shows up fine on Opera, FYI.
     
  4. Mr Skills thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for letting me know about the picture :eek:

    I just dragged it into iWeb from the media browser and assumed that iWeb would compress it when publishing the site... obviously not. I'll have to work out what size it is and then manually make a smaller version with a jpeg program.

    Interestingly, the apostrophe problem only happens on the Mac in Gecko browsers. In Firefox on the PC it's fine.
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    The fact that your testing in different browsers tells me that you've already outgrowing iWeb...ditch the toys and get a real text editor.
     
  6. aricher macrumors 68020

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    The "toys" are good for people who don't have the time to dedicate learning the pro apps. I've been using iWeb to start my website and have found that cross browser/platform testing is essential. The way text flows, photos load, etc. in different browsers is totally different.
     
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Which is why iWeb isn't worth your time. IF cross browser compatibility is enough of an issue for you that your testing, then it really is worth you while to learn how to properly code so that your stuff does look the same with different browsers/OS's.

    iWeb is great if you just wanna show off pictures of your newborn or your kids soccer practice. If your doing anything even a little bit professional you really need something more resilient.

    You wouldn't build a house with particle board you would? You might build a kids tree house with it, but never an actual dwelling. Think of iWeb as the particle board of the internet...yeah it's there and it's right for certain things. But it sure ain't weather proof
     
  8. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I'll learn code when I can. Right now I'm working 60 to 80 hour weeks as a creative director on print and video projects. The minimal downtime I have is usually spent with my wife and friends or getting ready for upcoming projects. For me iWeb is a perfect easy tool that does what I need with minimal fuss. I do have some minor web skills but find iWeb faster for what I need to do. Sure, it's nothing fancy but for a quick archive site it suits my needs.
     
  9. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Fair enough, I just hope your not charging clients money for iWeb 'creations' :p
     
  10. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Good God NO! I leave the heavy lifting on web projects to a very talented team of designers. iWeb is just for keeping a current archive of my work online.
     
  11. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    haha, tis all good than
    cheers
    -j
     
  12. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    That's really odd. Try switching fonts and see if it goes away.

    P.S. Looked at the page in Safari; looks fine.
     
  13. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502

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    would anyone be willing to send me camino? i can't seem to d/l it or ff with ie:(
     
  14. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean, you can't download camino or ff? And why are you so off-topic?
     

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