Tag Archives: Firefox

Web Development: Hard to explain

I can’t be the only web developer that gets frustrated with the intricacies of developing something that can be viewed on so many different platforms.

Working on a website tonight I was checking my work in 5 different browsers! I was mainly developing in Firefox 3, while checking in Internet Explorer 7, Opera, Google Chrome, and Safari for Windows. There is nothing more frustrating than having it look perfect (aside from Safari’s totally different font rendering) in 5 browsers except for Internet Explorer. And all that because it doesn’t understand how to properly render the following style statement

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Looks harmless enough, right? Well it cost me a few hours of fighting with my code, leaving no time for GTA IV.

To add insult to injury, when I shared my frustrations with my better half, she couldn’t understand and, while doing her best to help, only caused more frustration and distraction away from the real issue at hand.

I finally got it solved and hope for dear life that Internet Explorer 8 will do a better job of interpreting CSS.

As a final thought, I was too chicken to even take a look at how IE 6 is displaying it.

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photo credit: Yo Mostro

WordPress MU Cookie Error

I finally solved this error after spending all day on it….
wordpress mu “ERROR: WordPress requires Cookies but your browser does not support them or they are blocked.” – Google Search

The solution, that I haven’t seen posted anywhere, lies in how you specified the domain name when installing WPMU. I specified simply “blogs” when I should have used “blogs.domain.com”. This caused the cookie to be created with “blog.local” and IE and Firefox did not accept that.

Thank God for Opera which accepted it and let me view the cookie.

Screengrab – Why I love Firefox

Firefox is superior to other browsers not only because it’s faster, more secure, and more standards compliant, but also because it supports extensions. This allows for a never-ending list of features that can be adding by third-party developers.
Screengrab is an extension for Firefox that let’s you take a screenshot of a full-sized webpage. That’s right, not just the part you see on the screen, but also the part that’s below or above and you’d have to scroll to. It does so by taking a screenshot, scrolling down, taking another screenshot, and pasting them together. It’s extremely cool and very easy now to create an image of a webpage. Check out my portfolio page for an example.

Firefox 2.0 Alpha Released

How is this not on digg yet? I read this at TechCrunch last night.

An early alpha release of Firefox 2.0 has been quietly released. I don’t care if it is an alpha, it has to be more stable than v.1.5.

Downloaded and installed it and it works but I see no big difference to 1.5. Judge for yourself though.

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