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Designing a website so it works in multiple browsers.

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Cross-platform validation issues: links not working on some devices [migrated]

I have a magento site, and a menu on it. They menu isn't super complicated. Here is a snippet of the menu: <ul class="nav top-main-navigation"> <li class="dropdown"><a href="/jewelry-...
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AMP page on an unsupported desktop browser?

I am implementing AMP for landing pages on my website. From a related question on StackExchange, I learned that the latest 2 versions of major browsers support AMP even on desktops. In that case, if I ...
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Microsoft Edge browser not correctly filtering PDF files in upload file dialog with Contact Form 7

I am using a Contact Form 7 which allows you to attach a PDF file to the message: https://www.publictalksoftware.co.uk/contact-form/ Chrome correctly shows a filter: Firefox correctly shows a ...
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I need to build a website working with old browsers - SSL, non-SSL and SEO - How to have both versions

I have to build a website which should be accesible from newer browsers and from older browsers (IE5+!!!). And also, the website needs to have good SEO, and match the latest Google ranking rules. The ...
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OpenType Variable Fonts: Supported Browsers

Variable fonts have been on the drawing board for sometime and Google just released Chrome 62 with support for these new fonts and looks fairly simple to use, e.g: font-variation-settings: 'wght' ...
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An alternate way to access adsense

I haven't accessed adsense in a long time until just now. I was able to login however I could not see my earnings, nor do anything to my account. I tested it in opera 11.64 and received this error ...
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What would cause broken <input> elements that don't show text in this template? [closed]

I'm building a web page by modifying this template: http://webthemez.com/preview/?doctor-free-responsive-website-template/ At the bottom, in the Contact area, there are two <input>s and one <...
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When using a stacked font-family, what does the browser use when NONE of the specified fonts are present?

Simple HTML code example: <p>font family</p> Simple CSS code example: p { font-family: Arial, Helvettica, sans-serif; } Browser looks for Arial Arial is not present then it looks ...
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Best Browser + OS & Device combos for testing a webapp [closed]

I'm working with my team on developing a web app, and our users are expected to come from across browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc) / OSs (Windows, Mac, Linux) / devices (Mobile, Tabs, Desktops). We are ...
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Why don't all browser support the same audio/video formats?

When we're working with videos, we have to provide WebM, Ogv, and Mp4. When we're working with audio, we have to provide ACC and Ogg (or some other combination, I am not familiar on best practice for ...
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Is posting a small “upgrade your browser” message enough to get users off IE 7 so that they see ads?

For those of you who read an earlier post of mine, you'll understand that my site has AdSense ads and no ads load in IE 7. In fact, I tested another website that uses ads in the same browser and even ...
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XSRF Error when link is opened via an <a> tag with target attribute set to “_blank”

I've run into a peculiar bug that I have not faced before. I can provide any details that are needed but I'll try to be as generic as possible. We have a intranet portal that links off to other ...
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Are there concrete benefits in using png over fonts for icons?

I recently noticed some major website (like this one) do not use font-awesome or similar projects to display their icons. Rather they use PNGs. Any rationale for this? Does it make any difference in ...
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Why am I being asked to download “Push” on any adsense based website?

I regularly use Opera web browser to browse websites and today, I just tested my website after installing ads at with the size 300x250 pixels, and sometimes a download box appears asking me to ...
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automatically detect browser specific issues from usage statistics

Suppose you have a website that sells dog food (why not?) to people using a variety of browsers. Is there some way to automatically be notified if sales (or some other activity) suddenly stops for a ...
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website Font Embedding, which way would be the best for cross browser capability?

Sometimes clients of mine request a specific font to be used in their website. I try and embed it using CSS @font face, but It is not very cross browser friendly. Sometimes I use Google fonts but they ...
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How do I enable users to download large images on mobile in an SEO friendly way without complication?

This is what is getting to me. Currently, the mobile version of my photo site allows people the option to view the photo full-size directly in their browser even tho its larger than the standard ...
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Earliest browsers that support if-modified-since or if-none-match headers

Based on my observations, google and probably many others are in love with websites that include the Etag and Last-modified headers along with the if-modified-since and if-none-match header checking ...
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Track users over Cross browser for analytics

I want to track users over cross browsers without login option to perform efficient web analytics. I went through flash cookies, but they don't sound promising! Is there any other way to identify ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Firefox3/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Ctrl+Shift+...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 versions ...
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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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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 11....
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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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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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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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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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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?