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sonic 05-27-2005 12:46 AM

Make Firefox Look Normal
 
I only have two gripes about my Suse system that will make me can the windows for good. First is the ATI card which will never get TV in (ATI proprietary drivers are adequate as best) and the second is Firefox looks bad at many websites.

You could say to use a different browser, but let's face it Firefox is a pretty good browser and is a major asset to the Linux community. The problem that I see with Linux Firefox is that it mangles the text in most applications. On multiline text it appears to stack up and then be cut off at the bottom. On some sites it has links pasted on top of text. Even after installing MS system fonts it does not change, I am guessing that the fonts are not recognized by Firefox.

t3gah 05-27-2005 02:05 AM

Re: Make Firefox Look Normal
 
Quote:

Originally posted by sonic
I only have two gripes about my Suse system that will make me can the windows for good. First is the ATI card which will never get TV in (ATI proprietary drivers are adequate as best) and the second is Firefox looks bad at many websites.

You could say to use a different browser, but let's face it Firefox is a pretty good browser and is a major asset to the Linux community. The problem that I see with Linux Firefox is that it mangles the text in most applications. On multiline text it appears to stack up and then be cut off at the bottom. On some sites it has links pasted on top of text. Even after installing MS system fonts it does not change, I am guessing that the fonts are not recognized by Firefox.

What version of Firefox for SuSE Linux are you using?

Please define and elaborate on your comment of "Firefox looks bad at many websites"?

sonic 05-27-2005 10:24 AM

Firefox version 1.0.4

Website example http://www.ndspro.com

In this site the links at the bottom of the page are moved up and overlap the text body in the middle of the page.

The appearance will vary from website to website which is probably do to how the page was created. Most of the big websites Google, Yahoo etc look very similar to a MS machine running Firefox.

CouchMaster 05-27-2005 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by sonic
Firefox version 1.0.4

Website example http://www.ndspro.com

In this site the links at the bottom of the page are moved up and overlap the text body in the middle of the page.

The appearance will vary from website to website which is probably do to how the page was created. Most of the big websites Google, Yahoo etc look very similar to a MS machine running Firefox.

Your example website is just poorly designed and looks bad in most browsers - it doesn't have anything to do with FireFox.

Kirena 05-27-2005 10:56 AM

it's not firefox' fault
 
Hi,
Did you look at the code of the site?
I didn't think so otherwise you would know that firefox is not doing anything wrong here. What is wrong is the code and that some old browsers (like IEwin) don't respect the box model, don't support more css and allow developers to code poorly.

Firefox has better support for css (which is supposed to handle the visual part of a site) than IE-win.
Don't take my word for it just take a look at this chart :
http://nanobox.chipx86.com/browser_support.php#css

If your standard in browser quality is IE then expect to be disappointed more than once.

Lots of popular browsers like Firefox, Opera, safari ... are better when it comes to respecting web standards and user oriented features.

Bye :)

KimVette 05-27-2005 05:38 PM

Actually, the site breaks in Konqueror and Firefox; avoid IE-centric extensions and your site Will Just Work<sup>TM</sup> in every browser.

mrcheeks 05-27-2005 07:38 PM

Firefox has better support for standards than IE. I see it at work everytime, do this because of a IE bug... too many workarounds, just drop the development of that crappy browser...word!

lbharti 06-11-2005 01:43 AM

Solution is to setup your firefox dpi to 96 in preferences and add this:

<match target="pattern">
<edit name="dpi" mode="assign"><double>96</double></edit>
</match>

to /etc/fonts/local.conf

AdamCo 06-11-2005 04:38 AM

ATI have updated their linux drivers a few days ago and they now have a GUI install apparently, I haven't tried it yet, planning on giving it a try soon.

sonic 06-15-2005 09:53 PM

An update to the original post

Thanks Ibharti I will give your advice a shot

The website example that I used, totally redesigned its' site and it looks a thousand times better. Those of you who posted comments on the websites poor design probably caught the attention of the webmaster.

I dumped my CRT and picked up a Samsung 930B and after I finally got it going, it looks ten times better on my Suse drive than the XP drive.


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