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Update on Safari 3

On some Windows computers, Safari 3 passes Acid2 with flying colors. On others it gives the orange blindfold. Interesting, since those differing results can be seen on the same operating system, Windows XP, SP2. Who cares about badly rendering a test image, though? Firefox still doesn’t pass Acid2, but it renders pages properly. I’m more

Orange Blindfold Strikes Again: Safari for Windows

Safari for Windows? I had to try it. Safari is a superb browser, although most Mac’ers of my acquaintance prefer Firefox for the Mac. On their download page, Apple touts the many advantages of Safari for Windows, although most of them are advantages only over the rapidly diminishing Internet Explorer 6. However, the top of

Rethinking the “Universal White Space Reset”

You know it, you use it, you love it. I don’t remember who first came up with the “universal white space reset,” but it’s been around for years now, and it’s advantages are plain to see. Just start off your stylesheet with: * {margin: 0; padding: 0;} and bam! suddenly you, not the browser manufacturers,

liquid images in liquid layouts

Tuesday August 10, 2004 Although on this particular site I use a fixed-width layout, I’m a huge fan of liquid layouts, as you can see at A1 ProCoat and frimmin.com. The common arrangement of a 640- or 800-pixel-wide fixed-pixel presentation floating in the middle (or worse, slapped against the left side of the window) of

Microsoft admits non-compliance, recommends Netscape

I’m posting this one a bit late, but on Thursday, June 10, 2004, office.microsoft.com» displayed an unusually appropriate message to anyone browsing the site with Internet Explorer 6.0. It said: Warning: You are viewing this page with an unsupported Web browser. This Web site works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later or Netscape

Squashing the IE bug from hell

I just solved the strangest Internet Explorer CSS bug I’ve encountered to date. Everything looked great in Mozilla, Netscape 7, Safari, and Opera. I had a smart, two-column layout I’d adapted from layouts by CSS geniuses Alex Robinson» and Mark Newhouse». As long as the browser window was maximized, everything was fine. But when it