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    Seeing how your webpage will look in different browsers ?
    Seeing how your webpage will look in different browsers ?

    Is it possible if you do not have such browsers installed for testing ?

    Esp., for browsers used by Mac computer

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    The first time I saw my sites on a different computer - at an internet access kiosk at a mall - I almost died!!

    Spent months re-doing everything!

    Even if someone does something as simple as their browser doesn't open in a FULL window, my sites look yucky! To me anyway.

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    How can a webmaster check how a webpage/site will appear across the many types of browsers?

    Some of my CSS fails its beauty in certain browsers
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    There are quite a few services where you can do this. They aren't cheap, though. Here are a couple:

    http://www.netmechanic.com/products/browser-index.shtml

    http://www.browsercam.com
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    I have the 3 most common Windows browsers installed on my PC. If I was worried about Mac, Linux etc. I'd probably just buy a used machine or 2 and just use it for testing.

    Tried this site. You have to wait a bit, it won't show you all the different browsers,.....but it's free.

    http://browsershots.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by simcat
    I have the 3 most common Windows browsers installed on my PC. If I was worried about Mac, Linux etc. I'd probably just buy a used machine or 2 and just use it for testing.

    Tried this site. You have to wait a bit, it won't show you all the different browsers,.....but it's free.

    http://browsershots.org/
    Thanks, I'll try the free one first

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    Here is one good tool if you use firefox that will keep you from having to switch back and forth between IE and Firefox. I also hear they are adding one for netscape.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1419/
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    I forgot to ask if anyone has noticed any major differences between IE7 and IE6?

    I have not but have only seen a few sites.
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    I also installed firefox on my workstation last monday and had a look at my sites and spent the rest of the week fixing my sites :>(
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    Lightbulb Try the specifying DOCTYPE on each HTML doc
    Many people do not know or ignore specifying DOCTYPE on top of each HTML document.

    Many of the frustration of browser behaviour difference can be address with DOCTYPE.

    When DOCTYPE is specified, browser will not engage in their 'quirk' mode.

    Quirk mode means the capability to guess and fix error within your HTML page.
    Each browser quirk mode is different.

    IE has one of the best capability to make your page looks good. FireFox is a bit more strict even in its 'quirk' mode.

    Again... specifying DOCTYPE will make your HTML look and feel closer across multiple browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataFeedFile.com
    When DOCTYPE is specified, browser will not engage in their 'quirk' mode.

    Quirk mode means the capability to guess and fix error within your HTML page.
    Each browser quirk mode is different.

    That's a good tip ... I just wish browsers weren't so "quirky"
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    I read today that Firefox had almost a 13% market share. Surprised me. I knew it was getting popular, but for some reason thought it was more like 5%
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    For testing PC on the mac, if you've got a new Intel one you can use CrossOver. You can install IE 6 or 7 and run it on your mac, without windows! Pretty spiffy!

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    all you need to check for is firefox, other than IE. If it works on firefox, 99% chances are that it will work on safari for the mac whose webkit technology is just like the gecko engine used by firefox and other mozilla browsers like camino and netscape (and if it works on safari, it also works on konquorer on KDE linux, which uses a similar technology)
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    I don't know about that ashok...I've seen some major differences between firefox and safari, expecially dealing with placement and layout issues. To be 100% sure, test test test test test!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashok
    all you need to check for is firefox, other than IE. If it works on firefox, 99% chances are that it will work on safari for the mac whose webkit technology is just like the gecko engine used by firefox and other mozilla browsers like camino and netscape (and if it works on safari, it also works on konquorer on KDE linux, which uses a similar technology)
    I use Firefox as my default browser.

    I run into problems when a site I am creating looks good in Firefox but looks awful in IE
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINDsprinter
    I don't know about that ashok...I've seen some major differences between firefox and safari, expecially dealing with placement and layout issues. To be 100% sure, test test test test test!
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't safari for Macs?

    How can a PC user check if a site looks good in safari?
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    Well, the differences between IE and the rest of the browser world is vast. The others are more similar. But, it can't hurt to check everything you can, including Netscape, Safari, Opera, etc...

    I've caught a few things using those lesser known browsers from time to time.
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    Right, safari is a mac program. I liked the link that was posted earlier, http://browsershots.org/

    You can check safari through there.
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