I know someone who actually WANTS to buy a TR7! He's never had a LBC but
likes the wedge on wheels look. So if anyone has any leads, let me know.
I'm sure John will have it fixed soon. I don't know him but anyone that owns
an LBC has to be pretty smart in the first place :-) And I agree, he did the
right thing by asking others to check it out. It's not really a great idea
to debug your own code without at least another pair of eyes looking at it
I know what you mean about the development industry. I am under-bid all the
time and most small businesses will go with the lowest price, even though
they get much less and lower quality for the expenditure. Sometimes I even
go back and check the finished product and am amazed that anyone payed for
the site at all, it is so bad. Web development is only part of my business
though. The company I own also specializes in Network Support. Personally I
dislike Netscpe period and I can only hope that sooner or later someone will
develop true cross browser capability with out the hassle of the way it has
to be done now.
Oh well enough of my OT rambling
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of David Councill
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 11:00 AM
To: Greg Bass; Eric; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Farina Magnette Site Revamp
Well, I did web site development back in the beginning, before Al Gore
invented it. This was when notepad was the best editor and you didn't have
to worry about the many possible browsers. I did have to test between Mac
and PC, and with Netscape and IE2. It got to be too much of a hassle when
frames and HTML3 came into vogue, plus every college student in town
started doing web pages at half what I charged (although it took them three
or four times as long to do them).
But if you don't do web pages as a profession and don't have all the
browsers, best to just have people check out the page to see how it works.
Which is what John did in his original post - and he sure heard about it.
I'm sure he'll have it fixed shortly.
As far as Netscape 6 - it is beta and I'm not brave enough to risk it yet.
That would be like buying the Triumph TR7 when it first came out in '75 or
thereabouts --- flakey LBC content : )
At 09:01 AM 11/13/2000 -0500, Greg Bass wrote:
>If I may offer a suggestion to the original poster. Web site development is
>what I do for a living and believe me it can be a real irrating experience
>to get a site so that it is working correctly in NetScape and IE (not to
>mention the other browsers). You problem stems from the fact that IE and
>most Microsoft wysiwyg Dev tools are very forgiving when it comes to html
>code. Some tags that are opened may not need to be closed for it to work in
>IE. Netscape on the other hand is not forgiving at all. (and this is a good
>thing because it insures good code!) The first thing I would look for is a
>tag that you opened but never closed. Usually this is a </table> that gets
>left out, thus preventing that table from displaying in NS. The advice on
>testing with different browsers is worth noting. You should test it until
>you get it right, then test it trying to break it and then test it some
>Just my 2 cents for what it is worth.
>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
>Behalf Of Eric
>Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 6:45 PM
>Subject: Re: Farina Magnette Site Revamp
> > I use Netscape 6 and it works just fine!
>Unless you got a secret advance copy, I bet you are not using Netscape
>6. I will wager money that you are only using a preview release of
>It really is important, especially when using wysiwyg HTML churners (and
>*particularly* when using microsoft products), to check your web work
>out on other platforms than the one running native on your machine. I
>have Netscape Navigator 3.04 (no need to go earlier than that these
>days), Communicator 4.7x (whatever the latest release is) and a similar
>run of IE versions on both my Mac and PC boxes.
>It really can be embarrassing (not that embarrassment is the case here
>:-) to have your site screw up badly for 10/20/50% of people who you
>seek to attract to it.
>If you will, liken it to selling a car that refuses to start when the
>potential buyer wants to take it for a test drive... doh!