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 Post subject: Site in IE vs. Firefox
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:59 am 
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I used Kompozer and a template to create a Cash for Gold Website for my boss view here... It looks as expected in Firefox but in IE it looks really crappy and messed up and all the fonts are weird sizes and such... Why is this and how do I fix it?

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Actually, in FF 3.5 for me, the Home and About Us buttons are above the rest of them by half a button width. Not quite right there either. As to why, I have no idea.


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For me, the website buttons are all messed up in Fx 3.5.1, and IE8 with compatibility mode on or off (messed up differently in on and off).

Nitpicks: What's "real types" of gold? Do you really want to use that gigantic text?

See if this helps you figure out what's wrong:
http://validator.w3.org/

View web pages in multiple browsers:
http://browsershots.org/

Bookmark this one for later. Signup is closed for now.
https://browserlab.adobe.com/index.html#


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I will also confirm that it looks odd in Firefox 3.5.1.

Personally, I would recommend putting something besides dollar bills on the main page though, but my opinion only.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:31 pm 
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This is how it looks for me... Idk whats up with it


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 Post subject: Re: Site in IE vs. Firefox
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hbgrg wrote:
I used Kompozer and a template to create a Cash for Gold Website for my boss view here... It looks as expected in Firefox but in IE it looks really crappy and messed up and all the fonts are weird sizes and such... Why is this and how do I fix it?

Thanks,

HBGRG


This site might help you out.
http://browsershots.org/


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When you design a site you don't just seek browser compatability. Open the site and right click an open space. Choose View Source. Now look at the basic source. What the hell is Babes in Toyland doing in there for a font?

When a browser sees a font it looks for that font on the machine it is installed on. When it doesn't find it, then it will substitute a font and things can get ugly.

Use common everyday fonts that everyone has. Don't use weird and unusual fonts. The site looks OK to you because you likely have Babes in Toyland on your machine. The majority don't. Try using something common like like a browser safe font that is common.

Try reading THIS PAGE as an example of what I am getting at.

That is my guess....
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Using Opera 10 the first two buttons are situated right above the last two. The font size is different in most of the buttons also.
The rest of the site looks okay.


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Bottom of the page you have a table of cities. The first 8 the font size is undefined.

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<td>
      <p align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/AlisoViejo.html">Aliso Viejo</a></p>
      </td>
      <td>
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/LaHabra.html">La Habra</a></div>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff">
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/Anaheim.html">Anaheim</a></div>
      </td>
      <td>
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/LaPalma.html">La Palma</a></div>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffcc">
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/Balboa.html">Balboa</a></div>
      </td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffcc">
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/LakeForest.html">Lake Forest</a></div>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="50%">
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/Brea.html">Brea</a></div>
      </td>
      <td>
      <div align="center"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/LosAlamitos.html">Los Alamitos</a></div>
      </td>
    </tr>


Then you continue with:

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<td bgcolor="#ffffcc">
      <div align="center"><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/BuenaPark.html">Buena Park</a></font></b></div>
      </td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffcc">
      <div align="center"><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><a href="http://www.orangecounty.net/cities/MissionViejo.html">Mission
Viejo</a></font></b></div>
      </td>


Note the differences? You need to work on your fonts and font sizes.

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Being home from work and seeing the pages in FireFox, FireFox does a better job of rendering the pages. I don't have the FF luxury at work. I would still work on your fonts and not rely on a browser to choose a good font for you.

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If you want to use that font, type it in some photo editor like paint and put it on your website as a image. Then everyone can see it.


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Thanks for all the advice guys!

I think I fixed the homepage... Check it out www.cashforgoldexpress.com

Need to work on the other pages tho!


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Looking much, much better in MSIE as well as Firefox. I mean like day and night. Did you want the Home in the top navigation bar to always remain hilighted rather than the page the viewer is on?

Again, very big improvement and a nice job.

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I did a little request on browser compatibility, check it out here.

It does look good from FF 3.5.1 :D


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Reloadron wrote:
Looking much, much better in MSIE as well as Firefox. I mean like day and night. Did you want the Home in the top navigation bar to always remain hilighted rather than the page the viewer is on?

Again, very big improvement and a nice job.

Ron


Thanks Ron (:

For now I'm going to keep it that way because I have other projects I'm working on but I will probably change it... It doesnt look bad for now.


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 Post subject: Firefox and IE Read the Code Differently
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:20 pm 
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Your website looks different because, Firefox and IE read the code differently. Keep things simple and use common fonts. Also, when using spacing and padding, be careful. I believe the different browsers asign different distances. Also, Firefox doesn't even consider one of them. I think it is spacing. All browsers and operating systems read the code differently. Check your site at www.browsercam.com.


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