How does it look like on a Mac?

October 29, 2005 at 07:21:04
Specs: 8.0, 8200/120

As my good old PowerPC is no longer capable of installing up to date browsers, I would like to ask the opinion of just anyone, to see if my new website, developped on a pc, turns out to function properly on a Mac. I can not check it myself. The IE5.0 on my old PowerPC showed a poor result, but is untrustworthy. So far IE showed no scrollbars and scrolling was not able, not even with dragging the cursor through the text.
I learned from various fora that Microsoft pulled the plug from developping IE for the Mac, so I tried to install another browser like Mozilla or Opera, but now it turns out I am also not able to install a proper Stuffit Expander... All downloads of Stuffit Expander seem to be 'corrupted' and most browser developpers say my OS is 'obsolete', what a shame.
How weird it all is. So, if there is anyone who likes to help this blind amateur ...... I am much obliged!
After the November 1, 2005, you are kindly asked to disregard this request, by then I should have some notion ;)
Ummm, sorry to say my website is in Dutch ...

Fred

P.S. I did re-post this request as my former request contained a unvalid url, sorry again.


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#1
October 29, 2005 at 16:47:29

I am viewing it on Safari on a Powerbook and all seems well,
the scroll bars show up. Not sure about IE - it is very buggy
on the Mac and I took it off sorry.

Regards,
Kyomii


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#2
October 29, 2005 at 19:53:55

I don't have IE installed on my mac, but i checked it out in firefox and in safari.

when you open the site in Fire Fox everything seems to be working fine. i dont know if you are looking for layout advice here, but rather than using availWidth and availHeight on the window resize, think about a fixed width that puts everything where you want it. I have my screen set to 1600x1200 and when it resizes, there is a lot of wasted space between the navigation and the content.

safari:
the 103% width and the 120% height on the main table is doing weird things to the horizonal scroll bar. but other than that...it looks good.

but overall, good work man, the site looks great, well thought out and well crafted.

again, good work.


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#3
October 30, 2005 at 01:26:29

MAC O/S8.1 IE5 at 1024x768, absolutely no scrollbars, as well as the page looks unaaligned, you appear to have written non compatable HTML code

I did notice that the page is not HTML 4.01 or 4.01 transitional identified just HTML.

When running thru a HTML validator it comes up with INVALIDS !

http://validator.w3.org/


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#4
October 30, 2005 at 01:27:50

http://83.67.55.228/ if you pull the page in to narrow the view this one alters accordingly.

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#5
October 30, 2005 at 01:55:02

Thanks a lot for your help. It took me some weeks to get it working, I only do not get it how to make different sets for different screensizes. How do you work with a fixed width, with so may different screensizes?

I have put the 103% width and the 120% height on the main table because of the backgroundimage, it would not maximize with 100% (FireFox, IE, NN for windows)? Weird...


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#6
October 30, 2005 at 02:57:11

"MAC O/S8.1 IE5 at 1024x768, absolutely no scrollbars, as well as the page looks unaaligned, you appear to have written non compatable HTML code"
-> I know, this was as far as I could come with my old Mac, but I am also aware that IE5 is now obsolete and reckon majority of folks will use Safari or FF else...

"I did notice that the page is not HTML 4.01 or 4.01 transitional identified just HTML.
When running thru a HTML validator it comes up with INVALIDS !"
I really don't understand this Doctype fuzz. Why do I have to choose between many Doctypes and implement one? The html seems to work fine without it, doesn't it? Please explain ... thnx!


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#7
October 30, 2005 at 04:09:04

Is does not work on my MAC there is no right hand side scroll bar, therefore can not access all the page.

The left hand side text is not aligned.

HTML Code is written so most browsers can re-produce the page looking the same wether the browser is IE - Mozilla - Safari etcetc

If you feel that the webpage you produced suits your purpose then just leave it, but was responding to your request.

http://www.anybrowser.com/


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#8
October 30, 2005 at 04:29:28

On MAC OS8.2 with Netscape 3.01 just have a page from top to bottom, no styles or layout.

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