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    I'm working on my new website all in CSS with a smattering of javascript. I'm implementing a javascript thingy that I mentioned in General... a while back. No content yet except for my resume and a couple links. Tell me what you think. Although I am making this with Firefox 1.5 on a 64 bit Linux system so I can't really test many browsers and OSes, so I'm crossing my fingers for minimum problems (well I also have dillo I guess).

    http://www.rainpattern.com/test-index.htm

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    The site works here (Firefox 1.5 on XP Pro SP2). It is possible to drag the menu as well.

    FWIW, I'm working on a website using typo3, which is an open source content management system:
    http://www.typo3.org
    It uses MySQL, and PHP, but has IMO quite a steep learning curve.
    I'm currently figuring out how to use CSS in combination with it (it is possible, it even has a CSS editor as extension).


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    Opera...not so much.
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    What Gurm said
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    IE6 SP1 Works fine.
    Firefox 1.0.4 Works Fine.
    This is the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurm
    Opera...not so much.
    Go figure. This is how it always works. Design for Firefox and it'll likely work in IE, but Opera will fall apart over it. Design for Opera and damn near everything else just looks at it and cries. Design for Webkit/KHTML, and 99% of the time it all comes out fine in other browsers - modern ones anyhow. It all has to do with base-level inconsistencies and browser developers paying lip-service to standards but deciding they know best in how to implement them. But I digress, going off-topic.


    With what's there, it appears to be displaying fine in Safari, so there's your Webkit/KHTML compatibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesterzwild
    Go figure. This is how it always works. Design for Firefox and it'll likely work in IE, but Opera will fall apart over it. Design for Opera and damn near everything else just looks at it and cries. Design for Webkit/KHTML, and 99% of the time it all comes out fine in other browsers - modern ones anyhow. It all has to do with base-level inconsistencies and browser developers paying lip-service to standards but deciding they know best in how to implement them. But I digress, going off-topic.


    With what's there, it appears to be displaying fine in Safari, so there's your Webkit/KHTML compatibility.
    What about in XHTML?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZokesPro
    What about in XHTML?
    Not sure what you're asking Zokes. Is this in reference to my KHTML comment, because if so, KHTML isn't another standard like XHTML, it's the library that the KDE team (Linux UI) developed for rendering (X)HTML, CSS, etc. Don't want to hijack TnT's thread, so I'm aiming for brevity.
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    I guess I could have been more specific.

    I meant that if he coded his page using the xhtml standard, would that work in almost all browsers? Otherwise don't worry about and/or nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZokesPro
    I guess I could have been more specific.

    I meant that if he coded his page using the xhtml standard, would that work in almost all browsers? Otherwise don't worry about and/or nevermind.
    It's not so much whether he uses HTML or XHTML, it's the CSS (or basis HTML) styling that he adds to the (X)HTML that causes the issues. Part of it is the base styles that the different browsers apply to (X)HTML elements can vary, though not as much as the way that they support (or don't) the various CSS attributes. Most browsers support CSS1 perfectly well, it's the more advanced CSS2 and 3 standards (they are actually recommended specifications, but that's another topic) that they start to diverge on.
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    Son of gun... the original testing I did for it, thread in this forum, worked in Mozilla, IE, Opera and Safari on 3 different operating systems after a little tweaking.

    I just checked on my sisters unupdated IE and the vertical column on the right was broken. It should run the full length of the page.

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    It's broken in Firefox 1.5 and IE 6 for me.
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    Okay, so IE6 doesn't support CSS tables. Will have to change how I lay out the icons. Although the page works fine for me in Opera 8.51 for Linux. I'm gonna do some rework and I'll try again and post a couple images of what it should look like. Thanks.
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    Okay after redesigning the menu to use an actual list (ie <ul>, <li>) for backward compatibility (easier to navigate for screen readers and non-css browsers) and actually putting up some content I have a site up. No one visits it anyways so I don't care about testing on a "live" site.

    http://www.rainpattern.com

    What are the supposed features:
    * Icon box can be moved around the screen by click-holding the top bar. A 'move' cursor should appear when you hover over it.
    * Icon box is fixed and will scroll with the screen.
    * Clicking an icon opens a menu below it where some items have another sub-menu that opens to the side. Sub-menus hide when parent is clicked on again. Some items are just text and some are external links.
    * 'Help' cursor appears over the question mark.
    * All graphics are PNGs with alpha transparencies. I knew this wouldn't work in IE, but I really don't care.
    * The column on the far right should stretch to the bottom of the page, but not when you scroll down. I'm working on that part.

    Here is my testing report:

    Linux, Firefox 1.5 & Opera 8.51:
    Everything works super duper.

    Linux, Konqueror:
    Icon box is not moveable

    Windows, Firefox 1.0.7:
    Super duper

    Windows, IE 6:
    Alpha transparencies in PNGs don't work. How lame, even Dillo has that.
    Everything else works though.

    OS 10.4, Safari:
    My girlfriend via the phone, said that the box was moveable and menus appeared.

    Screenshots of what it looks like on my 'puter with Firefox 1.5 (the Crow -> Information page):




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