Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:47 UTC
Internet Explorer "It's never good to scare away your customers. It's even worse if you don't realize you're doing it. That was me. Like most folks in the developer community, it's been years since I last used Internet Explorer as my daily browser. Oh sure, we all keep copies around for web development work, but Firefox, Chrome, and Safari now rule the web roost. Unfortunately, that was not the case with the Blurity userbase." Wise lesson from Jeff Keacher.
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Html
by Nelson on Sun 15th Jul 2012 01:33 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Write once, test everywhere.

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RE: Html
by ze_jerkface on Mon 16th Jul 2012 01:31 in reply to "Html "
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Lol then find a platform specific bug like Firefox 3.6 OS/X not rendering like Firefox 3.6 in Windows. I came across this and boy did it make my day to learn that I not only had to test in a half dozen browsers but also in another operating system.

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RE[2]: Html
by Alfman on Mon 16th Jul 2012 01:51 in reply to "RE: Html "
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

No kidding, it's a huge mess.

I had a client ask me to make changes and not to spend any time testing it with anything other than his browser. It's not what you think it is either...it's AOL's client (no joke), and it actually has a lot of it's own particular issues. Low and behold, he came back saying all his friends are having trouble with the website on ipads and tablets, devices he hadn't even asked to target. Of course none of this surprised me, but people like him don't appreciate how much work is needed to properly test things. All my clients are small and not very deep pocketed, but sometimes I'm surprised at seeing much bigger websites also fail at basic compatibility, even multinational banks.

Compatibility problems should be a thing of the past, but I wonder if we'll ever be truly free of them.

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