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Old 07-28-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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Web Programming For Linux Browsers


Hi, I've searched a bit about this but I need some interactive help with this, since I'm not really knowing much about Linux.
I've helped design a website, http://www.domain.ldt and I don't know how to verify if it will display properly for people who use Linux and thus Linux web browsers. I tried using a website that would create screenshots from various browsers but my attempt was a disaster. I can only verify for Firefox and IE windows version myself...

Is there compatibility issues I should be aware of, or will it generally display properly? Do any of you, for example, have problems with the way this website displays?

Any info or tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time!

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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I find that Firefox on Linux behaves more or less the same as it does on Windows. I say "more or less" because there may be different fonts available on Linux and Windows. But then you have to design your site knowing that users will have different font/text size settings in their own browsers. I would expect Google Chrome to be the same on Linux and Windows too, it's the same rendering engine after all.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Tried your site in Seamonkey on Slackware 13.37 64 bit and it is working fine (besides that I don't understand the language).
 
Old 07-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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I find that Firefox on Linux behaves more or less the same as it does on Windows. I say "more or less" because there may be different fonts available on Linux and Windows. But then you have to design your site knowing that users will have different font/text size settings in their own browsers. I would expect Google Chrome to be the same on Linux and Windows too, it's the same rendering engine after all.
Cool! The font on the website is Arial, so it's not like I'm using something exotic or anything... I think the thing I was worried most about was the Javascript/CSS drop-down menu. If Javascript is disabled or not working or whatever, it still works fine in CSS (of course doesn't work like a tree or show the collapse/expand buttons).

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Tried your site in Seamonkey on Slackware 13.37 64 bit and it is working fine (besides that I don't understand the language).
Thanks!
 
Old 07-28-2011, 10:04 AM   #5
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Your first step will / should be to use validators to check if your pages are compliant with the standards; do a search for 'w3c validation' or 'w3c validator' if you haven't validated yet.

Once that's sorted, you can start worrying about the different browsers. One trick might be to use a live version of some distros, connect to the net and use the browser that is supplied with the distro. The other one is to install a distro and install every possible browser that you can find.


PS You have 15 errors on the given page according to http://validator.w3.org/
 
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:43 AM   #6
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Your first step will / should be to use validators to check if your pages are compliant with the standards; do a search for 'w3c validation' or 'w3c validator' if you haven't validated yet.

Once that's sorted, you can start worrying about the different browsers. One trick might be to use a live version of some distros, connect to the net and use the browser that is supplied with the distro. The other one is to install a distro and install every possible browser that you can find.


PS You have 15 errors on the given page according to http://validator.w3.org/
Hey, thanks a lot, I've heard of w3c before but didn't think to look for validators. Sounds like I have some errors to resolve. lol. Thanks again!
 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:40 PM   #7
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It looked fine in Opera 11.50 on CentOS 5.6. Of course, I couldn't read the language either.

Opera is a good testing tool, because it's less tolerant of non-standard-compliant sites than most other browsers and is available for multiple platforms. If a site works in Opera, it's very likely to work with any other browser (except perhaps IE, because IE has a historical of being non-compliant). Opera also includes integrated developer tools (Opera Dragonfly) without users' having to install add-ons or extensions.

Of course, nothing beats loading the site in different browsers and putting it through its paces.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 10:21 PM   #8
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I took the liberty to remove the link to your site; really, it's easy
enough to set-up a VM on your workstation, and test from there.
In fact, if you call yourself a web developer that's exactly what
you need to do / should have done to begin with.

I feel that the purpose of this thread is to get exposure for your
webpages for free, in other words: SPAM.

And with these words I'm closing this thread.


Cheers,
Tink

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