What's wrong with this page?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Killyp, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Hi people

    We've been working on getting an email system up and going on my site, and so far it's been going quite well.

    However, Safari is having serious issues displaying the page. It renders fine in Firefox and Internet Exploder, however it looks majorly wrong in Safari, and we don't want to go any further until we've got all the issues sorted out.

    The page can be found at www.boshty.co.uk/mail.

    If anybody can give me some pointers as to why it's having such big problems in Safari, I'd HUGELY appreciate it!

    :D

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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  3. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Google.com counts over 100 :)

    We've stuck an error over the top in Safari, but it's still accessable in Firefox.

    We're going to try making a simpler interface just for Safari users...
     
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    Safari is a real browser. Pffft!

    *goes on to mumble about incompetent web coders...*



    irmongoose
     
  5. seanf macrumors 6502

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    And if Google.com told you to jump off a cliff would you do it? ;) Fixing all validation errors is the first stage in debugging layout problems.

    Sean :)
     
  6. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    #7
    Insulting your users is a great way to build trust and get repeat visitors, I mean after all, it's up to them to work around your code...
     
  7. emorydunn macrumors 6502

    emorydunn

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    "This page will not display properly in your browser.
    To solve this problem, please use a real browser such as LoosingOneCustomer@aTime"

    AND, having seen before, using JS to restrict use to one browser, I disabled JS: AND

    "This page uses Javascript.
    If your browser doesn't support Javascript or you have it turned off, please enable Javascript or use a real browser such as LoosingOneCustomer@aTime"

    EDIT: Sarcasm aside. If you can't get the page working in a browser, SAY SO- Say

    "We are having problems displaying this page in your current browser. Please join our email list to be informed when we fix our huge @$$ problem, in the mean time in anticipation you can remove your fake browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer"
     
  8. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Yeh, as I said, we've stuck an error page over the top to prevent Safari users from seeing a goofed up page. We're working on a simpler alternative which Safari users will be redirected to...
     
  9. emorydunn macrumors 6502

    emorydunn

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    #10
    And, as I edited my post, you should say that the page won't work instead of insulting gaggles of MAc users.
     

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