On 02/18/2012 04:16 PM, Kevin Cozens wrote: > On 12-02-16 06:20 PM, Steve Kinney wrote: >> Usage is down to something around 5% on most sites I have seen >> recent statistics for. Considering the security aspect, it's really >> not doing anyone a favor to support IE6 any more... But the moment >> I stop writing alternate style sheets for it, > If you were a supporter of the Any Browser Campaign > (http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/) you shouldn't have to write > alternate style sheets. When I did a redesign of my website > several years ago I tested my pages using Netscape 7.2 and 8, > FireFox 1.5 and 2.0, Opera 9, Blazer 4.0 (the browser on my PDA), > and even Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6. The different browsers > showed some errors in the layout. I was able to fix all the issues > after some adjustments to the style sheets. The pages then looked > the same (except due to minor variation in fonts available to the > web browser) without any checks anywhere that looked for a > specific browser. > > If you are using some fancy features on a web page it may not be > as easy to have the same level of compatability across multiple > browsers on multiple operating systems without some conditional > code but the amount of browser specific checks should be kept to a > minimum. > Actually I use semantic markup via standards compliant xhmtl 1.0 and CSS 2.1. As an example, the pages in my silly little personal site look and work the same in Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, Epiphany, Konqueror, Midori and IE8. I did not have to tweak anything to accomplish that level of cross browser compatibility - that's what W3C Standards are for and, thank God, Microsoft has finally capitulated and the browser wars are over.
I use a few alternate CSS declarations in an auxiliary style sheet to correct rendering errors in IE6, because some people are still using it, and the way IE6 is broken affects the main navigation menu. Those are the only IE6 errors I bother to correct. Visitors to the site who are using IE6 or 7 are greeted by a security warning and upgrade link on every page, wrapped in a conditional comment whose contents are only visible on the offending browsers. :o) Steve _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list