Browser compatibility

Mark_R_5

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Apr 5, 2005
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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 ;)
 

GodBless

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Jan 22, 2005
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Mark_R_5 said:
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 ;)
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.
 

Mark_R_5

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Original poster
Apr 5, 2005
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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.
 

GodBless

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Jan 22, 2005
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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.
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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Mark_R_5 said:
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 ;)
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.
 

wordmunger

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Sep 3, 2003
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Mark_R_5 said:
It was being used on a corporate machine, which suggests they'd a fairly updated MAC OS, although this wasn't explicitly stated.
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!
 

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