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  Post #1 (permalink)   11-11-2009, 02:59 PM
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What browsers do you code for and support? I try to code for the big ones, and the most compatible: IE8, Firefox 3.x, Safari 4.x

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  Post #2 (permalink)   11-11-2009, 04:43 PM
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Well really if you are coding in a W3C compliant manner then you should be ok with any of them. I think it would be better to aim for compliance and then just do a basic test than aim for specific browsers, as some (IE for instance) allow many errors to slip through.
 
 
 


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  Post #3 (permalink)   11-12-2009, 10:50 AM
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The more the better.

Try using a CMS like Joomla, which should save you a lot of time when it comes to coding (just custom develop your own Joomla template).

Lots of designers have moved on to this since there are thousands of developers working on modules and plug-ins that make life easier for everybody.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   11-13-2009, 11:57 AM
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IE6+, FF2+, Chrome, Safari 3.x+, Opera 9+

That covers 99% of traffic in my experience, and does well in any browsers not on that list too (due to the range of browser engines it does definitely work on)

At first I sucked at making CSS+XHTML sites work well on all browsers, but nowadays my sites tend to work fine on all the above browsers, with only a few IE-specific CSS rules.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   11-14-2009, 05:54 PM
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I support all or as many as I can but Firefox is the one I use myself. And I love it cause it works with all the standards out there and has so many plugins that increase it's functionality.
 
 
 


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  Post #6 (permalink)   11-15-2009, 04:32 AM
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I'm pretty good at creating HTML/CSS code that's compatible across all browsers, IE6 included. Not a single glitch you can find on my web pages from any of the widespread browsers.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   11-15-2009, 06:42 AM
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I always try to code for as many browsers as possible. Most traffic will use IE7+8, Opera, Chrome, or Firefox these days, but you really want all people to see your website properly. You might lose out on customers if they see errors on the website.

Browser Shots is a very handy tool to see how your website loads in different browsers.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   11-15-2009, 08:32 AM
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Good point there LDHosting on the browsershots thats one of my favorites too when doing custom work for a client.
 
 
 


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  Post #9 (permalink)   11-17-2009, 01:40 PM
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I think that developers should stop coding websited to be IE6 compatible - cmon guys this browser is over 8 years old now. There are many initiatives out there to finally ged rid of this browser from internet and i think even non rendering site and displaying info that viewer should switch to modern browser is good solution. Everything over IE6 is better;]
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  Post #10 (permalink)   11-21-2009, 04:53 AM
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I prefer firefox. The biggest advantage in using Firefox over I.E. is the fact that spyware does not get on your machine nearly as much.
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  Post #11 (permalink)   11-21-2009, 07:59 AM
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I used to care my code to all popular browsers, even IE6 but it's really tiring. So I'm only targeting compatibility tests / patches to IE7+, FF3+, Opera9+, Safari3+ and Chrome.
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  Post #12 (permalink)   11-21-2009, 12:44 PM
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I stopped ensuring my code was compliant in IE6 about 7 months ago. It feels odd not spending a little extra time to work out kinks but given that it's not available to me other than a rendering engine from a website but the sheer fact that MS themselves are trying to promote to upgrading to IE8.

Otherwise its Firefox, Safari/Chrome, Opera, and IE7+.
 
 
 


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  Post #13 (permalink)   11-24-2009, 10:55 AM
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We have coded our sites for the major players, but more important, we have coded our sites to cater to those that are viewing our site. We pay attention to screen resolution, browser versions etc and then develop our sites accordingly. No point setting up a site that looks great at 1280x1024 when the majority of customers on the site are using 1024x768.

Pay attention to what your visitors are doing on the site and what THEY are using, then design accordingly.

Don't forget about WAP and PDA's
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  Post #14 (permalink)   11-25-2009, 08:24 AM
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IE7+, FF3+, Safari 3.x, Chrome.

For those using IE6, I'm using http://www.ie6nomore.com/ to at least inform the user they're using old browser.


I've given up on IE6, it should just die already.
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  Post #15 (permalink)   11-25-2009, 09:07 AM
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For a holistic approach - I usually go for 'all-browser-support'.

No point sticking to one or two when there are so many of them out there.
 
 
 
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