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    Unhappy Browser compatibility problem

    This is my first thread; hello.

    I am using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 to do my CSS and my web browser is IE6.0

    Here are my problems:

    1) Dreamweaver is telling me that all my scroll bar properties are "unsupported properties". I have them specified for the main browser window (completely white) and for two text boxes (completely white with black arrows) on the page.

    2) I am trying to put 3 images in a table at the top of my page, but when I preveiw, it displays the images with red square over them, although the images are perfectly visible. Also, after I put them in, one of my scroll bars turned from one set of properties/color scheme (white with black arrows) to the other one.(all white)

    I am using a java script to make my semi-transparent PNGs 'work' I dont know if thats affecting anything.

    Thanks for any help you can give me, sorry if I'm confusing.
    Last edited by Ravenology; 05-18-2008 at 10:08 PM. Reason: Spelling error

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    1. They are unsupported properties. In all browsers other than IE. (and in case you didn’t know: IE is only one of many different browsers out there)
    2. You are doing something wrong. Is the file path correct?


    Some general suggestions:

    1. Styling scrollbars is only possible in Internet Explorer, and there’s a good reason that/why it’s not possible in any other browser: Usability/Accessibility. You should not mess with the user interface as it can annoy users to hell if they find distorting and confusing conditions. And changing the default look and feel of browser scrollbars is distorting and confusing.
    2. Do not use Internet Explorer as your primary browser to preview/test your websites. Never ever! In fact, do not use IE 6 anymore at all. It’s old, buggy, and insecure, and actually the worst browser that’s currently out and still in major use. Internet Explorer should never be used as primary measure because it doesn’t follow web coding standards to the extent it should. You should rather use the latest version of Opera, Firefox, Safari/Camino, or Konqueror as your primary browser (even IE 7 would be better than IE 6 – but it’s still IE) as these do follow web standards fairly well. IE only seduces you to write bad, crappy, erroneous code because it lets you slip through with it and that’s not good.
    3. Do not use tables if you’re not actually displaying tabular data (e.g. phone directory, sports results…). Tables are not made to generate a page layout. Use semantic HTML instead and style it with CSS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    1. They are unsupported properties. In all browsers other than IE. (and in case you didn’t know: IE is only one of many different browsers out there)
    2. You are doing something wrong. Is the file path correct?


    Some general suggestions:

    1. Styling scrollbars is only possible in Internet Explorer, and there’s a good reason that/why it’s not possible in any other browser: Usability/Accessibility. You should not mess with the user interface as it can annoy users to hell if they find distorting and confusing conditions. And changing the default look and feel of browser scrollbars is distorting and confusing.
    2. Do not use Internet Explorer as your primary browser to preview/test your websites. Never ever! In fact, do not use IE 6 anymore at all. It’s old, buggy, and insecure, and actually the worst browser that’s currently out and still in major use. Internet Explorer should never be used as primary measure because it doesn’t follow web coding standards to the extent it should. You should rather use the latest version of Opera, Firefox, Safari/Camino, or Konqueror as your primary browser (even IE 7 would be better than IE 6 – but it’s still IE) as these do follow web standards fairly well. IE only seduces you to write bad, crappy, erroneous code because it lets you slip through with it and that’s not good.
    3. Do not use tables if you’re not actually displaying tabular data (e.g. phone directory, sports results…). Tables are not made to generate a page layout. Use semantic HTML instead and style it with CSS.
    I actually finally reliazed that the compatibilty issues were only with Safari and Netscape, and since I dont use either, I decided that other people can just deal wit hte inconvienience of those two image being less that prfect. Its not for anything professional; so I dont want to worry about it while I'm pressed for time.

    And yes, my file paths are correct, the problem is only at my own home computer, as it turns out, it works fine if I preveiw the site from my thumbdrive at a different computer. (I keep all the files for the site on it) I really dont see why there would be a problem with those images
    Last edited by Ravenology; 05-20-2008 at 09:34 PM. Reason: Errors.


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