Originally Posted by pauldovi
Especially after you showed me that IEPro application that adds spell checking!
Actually FF3 has a nice layout. I like it more than IE7. I just don't think that FF3 is superior to IE7.
OK, Let me explain this to you.
There are standards for web design, how to write webpages.
Think of this as the nozzle for petrol pumps. It's a standard, everyone has the same size nozzle, and it works in every car.
Now, Microsoft sell 99% of all cars (browsers) in the world, and they make the hole for their fuel tank square (bad rendering). So all of the petrol pumps (websites) start using square nozzles (badly written code).
Now, the problem is that IE expects badly written code. If you write good code, it displays it wrong in IE, if you write bad code, it displays it wrong in good browsers (Firefox, Opera, anything Gecko based, anything KHTML based, etc...).
Now, The obvious answer is that IE fix their implementation and then everyone writes to standards, which is what all web designers (well, good ones) dream of.
Of course, M$ refuse to do so, so at the moment, we write to standards, then spend ages using hacks to make IE work as intended.
If a site only works in IE, it was designed by a moron who should be shot for failing at his job in the worst way possible.
I'm not denying a site may not work, but that is the site's fault, not the browser. Because of this, it is better you use a proper browser most of the time. That way, M$ might actually get themselves into gear and make the browser standards compliant.Edited by lattyware - 6/21/08 at 8:22am