Designing a website so it works in multiple browsers.

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Best Modifier Key Combination for Web Shortcuts

Many users of my website asked for keyboard shortcuts to access commonly viewed pages. I know that links may have accesskey but to access them is inconsistent across browsers. I'm going to use ...
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How can I make fonts render the same way across different web browsers?

I am building a website for a client, and we had hoped to use plain text, not images in the navigation bar. The font we are using is Century Gothic (I believe that this font is available on the ...
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Browser testing - Ideas on how to tackle it efficiently

Browser testing, the bane of any web designers life! Are there any tools and/or ways in which I can efficiently test different browsers on both Mac and PC? I not only want to test different browsers ...
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Font rendering issue

I realized there are problems about how fonts are rendered in different browsers/OS for a site I'm working on. I'm using Cantarell from Google Web Fonts, size 16px, it that matters. Here is some ...
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Compared to Firefox 4 and Google Chrome 10, what can't IE9 do?

If a website works in Firefox 4 and in Google Chrome 10, what could potentially cause that website not to work (broken layout or broken JavaScript) in IE9? What limitations and differences does IE9 ...
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Will not supporting IE or older browsers drive away potential visitors/users of my site? [duplicate]

Normally a SO browser but this question doesn't fit there, hopefully it fits here. I just want to ask from web designers' point of view if it's wrong to not care about supporting Internet Explorer or ...
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Who has IE6 users viewing their site?

I know the general advice is that its no longer necessary to support IE6, but I've also heard the best data is the analytics of actual users to your site. All of my sites are currently low traffic so ...
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Which browsers do not support user-defined tags?

I recently added HTML5 <nav> and <footer> elements to a page, thinking that HTML5-capable browsers would use them for semantic things like navigation, while older browsers would see them ...
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At what visitor share do you stop supporting a given browser?

I'm lead dev for a large website which has a higher than average percentage of IE6 users - about 4.4% of our audience. Our new version is going to make use of progressive enhancement - including ...
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What does it mean when a User-Agent has another User-Agent inside it?

Basically, sometimes the user-agent will have its normal user-agent displayed, then at the end it will have the "User-Agent: " tag displayed, and right after it another user-agent is shown. Sometimes, ...
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What are the most efficient/effective ways I can build a website for Mobile and Computer?

I want to make a website for one thing, I don't want to make two websites for one thing I want to make one. You probably agree with that. The problem is, we're walking away from this massive 22" ...
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Is there a list of shortcuts which are not reserved in any major browser?

In the past, when I implemented shortcuts for web applications, I used different ones for different browsers: for example Ctrl+Shift+A was used in Chrome, but would be something else, like ...
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jQuery/AJAX on old Computers/Browsers

I am working on a plattform that will have a lot of users in the so called "developing countries". So many of them will be using old computers and old browsers in tiny internet cafes. We want to make ...
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Most efficient arc for developing cross-browser support?

I'm curious to hear what approach people take to planning for cross-browser support when developing a website. There are generally two approaches I've seen developers take in their workflow: ...
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Is it a good idea to recommend browser on a e-commerce web site

I have built an e-commerce app but I didn't have a lot of time so I decided to build the app compatible with cutting-edge browsers. so of the features are not working and some them are working less ...
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What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? [closed]

What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? Rule: one approach for an answer.
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Rendering IPA characters like 'ŋ' correctly

(I hope this isn't too dumb a question) When I go to this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet These 'special' phoenetic characters, such as 'ŋ' render ...
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Do I really need to test on different OSes?

I know testing websites on different browsers is important, but do browsers really render pages differently on different OSes? For example, do I have to test Chrome for Mac, Linux and Windows to ...
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How to preview and INTERACT in many browsers [closed]

What are some services or technologies (free or paid) for Getting a static preview (like a screenshot) of my HTML pages (either local or remote) in many common browser/OS combinations like ...
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How to overcome eBay CSS limits for auctions' pages?

On eBay you can code the content of a <div> on the auction's page. The problem is that you can't edit the <head> content. I tried using inside the <div> something like this: ...
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HTML special character (glyph) looking not the same in different browsers

I am using an html crown in my website, character code is &#9819;, but this looks different in the browsers. Firefox 6.0 -> different Chrome 13.0 -> different IE 9.0, Safari 5.1, Opera ...
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Why is Internet Explorer seemingly work different then other browsers?

For the past two weeks I have been painfully revising and changing my webpage to run in IE. I was happy to see my page working properly on Safari 4 & 5, Chrome 10-13, and FF 3.6-4.0 BUT I ...
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I don't have a Mac. Someone tested my website on a Mac and the Google Maps' Javascript is not working. How do I test it?

How do I test if a website works on an old Mac without owning a Mac? Are there emulates. Does Safari work the same on both XP and a Mac? On the PC the website works on ie 7-9, FireFox, Opera, Safari, ...
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HTML Character Entities/Special characters with crossbrowser/crossplatform support?

I used some good looking ones from http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/charref on my site but I just noticed that they don't show on mobile browsers of Android. For example: ⪦ &ltcc; ...
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Is it a good idea to use Normalize.CSS in every website?

For tablet and other mobile devices, new browsers are popping out like mushrooms, and it's practically becoming very difficult to test the rendering of every website we design on all such browsers. Is ...
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Are filename extensions required on served images?

If the image I'm serving has the proper HTTP Content-Type is it also required that I have the image filename extension (JPG/PNG/GIF)? Or can I just include the image in the page without?
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Cross Browser CSS script?

a few weeks ago I stumbled over a javascript that you can add to your site, and it would automatically modify your css, to work around some bugs in browsers, and add features they don't support (e.g. ...
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Testing websites on devices such as iPhones?

I'm aware of many sites that you can use for cross-browser testing and I was wondering if anyone knows any free sites that you can use to test sites on an iPhone?
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Broken jQuery/CSS in Firefox - ColorBox and reCAPTCHA

I am working on what would appear to be a basic contact form. I am using the ColorBox plugin for jQuery to build a form with an image link, which then opens a ColorBox containing the reCAPTCHA form ...
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What is the maximum safe line length in css files?

YUI Compressor and other minifiers tend to remove unnecessary whitespaces, causing long lines. Safari 5 seems to fail rendering some rules from the css files when the file has more than 5000 ...
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DPI scaling - fonts - Browser Compatibility Problems

Many times windows 7 users, go at Control Panel - Display Options and choose a custom DPI setting (ie 110%) to increase font size in cases that they have big monitors and cannot see clearly. In this ...
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JavaScript conditional “builds”

I'm working on a piece of JavaScript code that searches its host page for references from a certain source and when hovered, shows the definition/referenced text in a tooltip (something like Google ...
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Why doesn't Segoe UI font work in Google Chrome on Metro Bootstrap?

When viewing the Metro bootstrap in Firefox, the font looks as it should, while in Chrome it defaults to what I assume is Helvetica. The problem is that I don't know where that "nice" font which shows ...
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Should I try and get my users to upgrade from IE6?

I'm wondering if it's appropriate to try and get my user base to upgrade from IE6 to newer browsers? Right now we only have 5% of users coming from IE6 or less, we of course don't want to support IE6 ...
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How to make a website fit in mobile browsers

How should a good website work in a mobile browser? Should it adapt to fit the browser window size, or should it redirect to a page that is made to fit in mobile browsers?
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Can you make total height for a 3-div-sandwhich equal 100% if top & bottom divs are in pixels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any problems with DIVs inside a table cell? Ok so I've got a header and a footer with absolute positioning and heights of 144px. The content div in the middle area needs ...
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Are there any cross-operating-system, cross-browser bugs of which web-programmers should be aware?

Perhaps this belongs on superuser, but I'll try here on stackoverflow first I develop on Ubuntu and was wondering if it's safe to assume that my site will look the same in, say, Chrome, when viewed ...
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Chrome has recently started chopping the bottom of some titles, anyone know why?

The title is the entirety really. Chrome has started to chop the bottom off my titles (not noticed in on any paragraph text). I've tried the usual, incognito mode to disable and extensions, delete my ...
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IE disables back-button [closed]

We have an ASP.Net (Web Forms) site hosted on IIS7. The site contains a table with information retrieved from a database. Paging is enabled for this table, meaning that only 10 rows are displayed at ...
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IE6 and IE7 rendering issues

How do I get my pages in IE6 and IE7 to render the height like in IE8 and Firefox? right now in both IE8 and Firefox the page dimensions is 1024 x 800 but in IE6 the dimensions are 1024 x 859 and IE7 ...
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Compatibility Issue with IE10 and IE11

I have a website that having some applets, which works without any issues in IE6-IE9. But when I tried in IE10 and IE11, it seems to be buggy. All the pages where not loading properly. After some ...
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How to view website from different locations [duplicate]

I'm trying to view my website from different locations around the world. I tried browser shot but it's not really accurate and does not allow me to select which country I want. I specifically want ...
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Amazon Silk…How will it effect web development [closed]

Today Amazon announced a new browser for their upcoming Kindle Fire. (Like we need another browser...) In developing websites we add code like -webkit- or -moz- for browser specific styles. Any ideas ...
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Browser vesions I should consider when testing compatibility (besides IE)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In what browsers do you test your websites? I'm in the process of setting up 3 windows xp virtual machines for IE6, 7 and 8. Have ie9 on my win7 host machine. Which ...
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How do I create styles for IE7 (and below)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? I have a site that looks more or less the same in all browsers except Internet Explorer (version 7 and below). ...
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Where can I find icons for all browsers

I need to create a "works on all major browsers" graphics for a web application, where can I find free or cheap images of browser icons from all the major browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)? ...
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How to handle browser-compatibility check for your website

Whenever I redesign a website, I spend a lot of time manually checking whether the new website is still supported on all major browsers by opening the website on the corresponding browser. What is a ...
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Terminology: what is the correct term to refer to a *particular* browser, OS and device combination?

We all do "browser testing" on a variety of web browsers, operating systems and devices. But what is the correct term to refer to a particular browser, OS and device combination? Or, to put it ...
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Why does Google fonts looks ugly in Firefox & Internet Explorer but not in Chrome?

I am using Google fonts. The fonts are looking too ugly on Firefox but displaying very smooth on Google chrome. Looking forward for any help to resolve this issue. Following are the sites which are ...