Sent by clanmesa.earthlink on 15 February 2008 17:05
And please check your site on at least the PC AND the Mac. Macs have
about 8% market share right now, and that is expected to increase in
the next year. Mac users will likely spend your clients' money, too,
so you don't want to knock them out of the equation.
I test on IE6, IE7, and Firefox on the PC, and Firefox and Safari on
the Mac (I run Parallels and WinXP on my Mac). Don't worry so much
about Netscape anymore, since AOL stopped distributing it or
supporting it on February 1. Check your stats, though, to find out
what browsers your users are using. My stats show that fewer than one-
half of 1% of my users are using Opera, so if a site breaks there, I
won't spend a whole lot of time fixing it.
Validating just *helps* ensure that a site will not break on a
particular browser. It's not a guarantee.
On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:29 AM, David Hucklesby wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:28:00 +0300, Ibrahim Y wrote:
>> hi all..
>> I've a question about your opinions to improve my skills, are they
>> based on syntax
>> checking / validating / or just if the website looks fine then it's
>> good and that's it?
> Well, the question I would ask you is: if the website looks fine to
> If it looks fine to you, on your computer or iPhone or whatever you
> use, then that is all fine and dandy, provided that you are the only
> person likely to visit the site.
> On the other hand, if you expect others to view your site, then
> validating will give you a better shot at others getting a usable
> There's more to it, of course. All browsers and all devices have
> limitations and flaws, so testing in as wide a variety as you can
> is a good idea. With browser manufacturers constantly making their
> products converge on published recommendations, validating is a
> kind of "future-proofing" your site. Even Microsoft is finally
> on board with making IE more compliant, so we hope eventually
> that syntax checking / validating will improve our chances of getting
> code to work "everywhere."
> Bear in mind that validating is like spell-checking -- it picks up
> errors but does not guarantee what you write makes sense.
> (You do spell-check your pages, of course ;)
> Good luck with your efforts.
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