different browsers

Petter Naess pnaess at usis.no
Wed Dec 10 07:54:29 EST 1997

Reply to the message of Wednesday December 10, 1997 01:31 +0100
On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Gary L. Fraser III wrote:

> I realize this is a fairly novice question, but....
> I am far from an HTML expert, but I do the webpages for my library and
> been running into an irritating problem. I've viewed the pages in IE
> and 4.0, and in Netscape 3.0 and 4.0. It looks different in each. I keep
> experimenting with different font sizes, but I can't seem to find one
> looks ok no matter what the browser. The really frustrating part is that
> the computer that I do all the editing on (IE 3.02) looks ok and then I
> view it on another terminal (also IE 3.02) and the script is much
> I can't understand this problem in particular. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated. Thanks.
> Gary
> Gary L. Fraser III
> gfraser at intermind.net
> Henderson District Public Libraries
> 280 Water Street
> Henderson, NV 89109

Hi Gary - you might be interested in an article about browser
compatibility in the December 1997 issue of "Inside the Internet" ("Going
for the numbers: making your web site browser-compatible", pp.8-10). I
don't think the issue is available online, but the article recommends
several sites that address the compatibility problem from different

www.browsercaps.com/config/Cv/index.html (tells you about the various html
handling abilities of different browsers)

www.delorie.com/web/purify (allows you to purify your page to selected
html specifications)

www.threetoad.com/main/browser.html (uses screen shots to show how
different browsers render a particular page)

browserwatch.internet.com (gives you statistics on the relative popularity
of different browsers)

Regards, Petter Naess

Petter Naess
Information Resource Center
U.S. Information Service  (USIS)
American Embassy
0244 Oslo, Norway
phone 22562522
fax 22440436
email pnaess at usis.no

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