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Xavier
I've designed a some webpages using Macromedia Dreamweaver , with multiple layers as designing tools.
When I open the pages in Internet Explorer or any other browser for that matter, the pages come out fine, but when I use Firefox to open them, they come distorted with layers ovelapping each other!
I'm really confused what to do!!
Is there any other editor compatible with FF?
Slick
thats cuz firefox is poo.... y build a so called and announced out standing browser (and yes it ha good points) thats cant understand, html, java and php (and many others) properly!

its stupid - theyve brought out this browser hoping to change the way sites are coded in order to work just with there browser and that just stupid!

- Dont Belive the Hype!
Rafe
Slick wrote:
thats cuz firefox is poo.... y build a so called and announced out standing browser (and yes it ha good points) thats cant understand, html, java and php (and many others) properly!

its stupid - theyve brought out this browser hoping to change the way sites are coded in order to work just with there browser and that just stupid!

- Dont Belive the Hype!

wow you just describe IE. Firefox adheres strictly to the rules of coding and if your site is crap in IE, then that just means that you coded your site poorly.
simplyw00x
Slick wrote:
thats cuz firefox is poo.... y build a so called and announced out standing browser (and yes it ha good points) thats cant understand, html, java and php (and many others) properly!

its stupid - theyve brought out this browser hoping to change the way sites are coded in order to work just with there browser and that just stupid!

- Dont Belive the Hype!


Feel free to shut the hell up. The only reason that this didn't display properly is that Dreamweaver is broken. Fool.
polarBear
Actually there's another option, which is (to me) the answer to what's happening here.

1) He/she (he from now on) never took into account the fact that web standards exist, and that they are there for a reason.

2) Consequently with the previous, he only used the "design view", and never ever touched a css ruleset.

3) He never tested his site on more than one browser while developing the site.



I have the solution for you: Comment your whole site, and uncomment one layer at a time. For each layer, check in both browsers, and make sure that the differences are the less the possible.

You could have saved a lot of time if you embraced the standards before.


To the person wannabe that said firefox was crap, I recommend you to buy a life and a HTML manual, because you're going to need both very soon.
friscofrankie
One of the reasons I never use WYSIWYG authoring tools. you never know what you're really gonna get until you check it in a couple of different browsers. FF is supremely more compliant with current W3C spec than IE.
Those WYSIWYG authoring tools generate sommuch extraneous code it's almost impossible to tarck down where the code went wrong. Most of 'em include style directives withing the code applied to almost every tag. If you're gonna use 'em try installing a few browsers and then previewing the site as you go in all of 'em. Have at least IE, FF (or NS/Moz) and Opera installed. check often so you don't get to far behind. I've even got Amaya lingering on my disk somewhere, That one is not for the faint of heart.
Also, as another poster mentioned, learn HTML/CSS and understand what you are really doing. This doesn't necessarily mean becoming and HTML wizard, or even a guru; just some basic knowledge so that you do understand the underlying technology.
If you write your code to specs there is no assurance it will display properly in all browsers. So you've got to test, and tweak, as you go.
A great resource for learning the nuts and bolts is www.w3c.org you can learn about HTML & CSS there. There are some tutorials on the net as well but try and go through the specs and see where your editor went wrong. you donwload them n zipp'd format and keep 'em on your machine for constant referral.
And remember to switch on the B.S. filter when windoze weinnies post thngs like this.
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thats cuz firefox is poo.... y build a so called and announced out standing browser (and yes it ha good points) thats cant understand, html, java and php (and many others) properly!

its stupid - theyve brought out this browser hoping to change the way sites are coded in order to work just with there browser and that just stupid!

- Dont Belive the Hype!

Interesting answer to your question, hardly succint or helpful.
you'll find that most folks love to code for FF/NS/Moz but the reality is that over 90% of the folks on the internet are using IE.
To answer your question: notepad creates only code you write. In windows I personally like PFE32. It's freely available on several download sites (tucows, Cnet, etc) YOU make the page compatible with whatever you like.
samvig
Make ur website w3c compatible....
only then will it display on all browsers...
no use blamin forefox or ie....
ppl use all sort of browsers on the web... so they shud all be able to see ur pages... Very Happy
Kd527
It's probably because you don't have valid HTML or XHTML. You can validate it by going to http://validator.w3.org/.
friscofrankie
IE doesn't ncessarily read all style directives according to spec. but if you code good html and practice judicial use of styles you should eb able to fins acommon ground.
some light readng for you:
MSDN on THML & CSS If you browse around this site you'll fnd what levels of spec and recommendtions IE supports and what is supports that no one else does. There is a table with al the elements, attributes and properties E supports.
W3C HTML 4.01 specs
W3C xHTML 1.0 Recommendations
I stumbled upon a table that listed the major browsers and what level of spec they coverd somewhere if I can find t I'll post it
also try [url=mozdev.org] Mozilla development[/url]
There's alot out there to read too much to share and without posting your entire site it'd be hard to pick out what went wrong. would like to hear what it was that caused your problem. I have a page that if the dispaly directives are changed would super-impose layers on top of each other It's planned that way for testng the page validates strict. So let's not jump up and down and say it's bad html I suspect some inline style directives not handled eaqually by the two browsers. with the code you have and some background readng I bet you could iidentify the problem and come to a solution and figure a way to avoid it in the future.
Arcath
Slick wrote:
thats cuz firefox is poo.... y build a so called and announced out standing browser (and yes it ha good points) thats cant understand, html, java and php (and many others) properly!

its stupid - theyve brought out this browser hoping to change the way sites are coded in order to work just with there browser and that just stupid!

- Dont Belive the Hype!


%$^&$^ are we talking about the same browser here, i thikn u accidently put firefox where internet explorer

Fireffox doesnt try to alter the code,

www.w3.org

run your site through thier validator make it HTML 4.0.1 VALID and FF should agree with it.

I personnaly make some my sites FF compatible and redirect IE to a firefox download page Razz
supjapscrapper
Xavier wrote:
I've designed a some webpages using Macromedia Dreamweaver , with multiple layers as designing tools.
When I open the pages in Internet Explorer or any other browser for that matter, the pages come out fine, but when I use Firefox to open them, they come distorted with layers ovelapping each other!
I'm really confused what to do!!
Is there any other editor compatible with FF?


Hey man. Don't believe what any people are ready to say about firefox, it respects standards in a way better way than IF, that's obvious. But as any Product it still has to make progress, and I have found myself many bugs. It's the case with all software anyway.

That is to say that dreamweaver is by no means a reference in website coding. So you'd be better having a look at your code and debugging it using ... Firefox!!!
S3nd K3ys
polarBear wrote:
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To the person wannabe that said firefox was crap, I recommend you to buy a life and a HTML manual, because you're going to need both very soon.


Concurr. Firefox adheres very nicely to the standards, and IE does NOT. (Scroll down to 'standards')

Also, to 'the person' throwing flames around, your ignorance is abundant on many fronts. Your enragement is misguided and misplaced. As is, I would assume, your html coding ability.

Perhaps you should take some very VERY basic classes in HTML. Start with the simple things like <br> and <font> tags, then move on to the more complicated things like <img> and <href> tags. You really do owe it to yourself, and you owe it to us to not have to read your idiotic rants of things you obviously know absolutely NOTHING about. (Obvious to everyone else, but apparently not to you)
noliver
Well I guess if I look really hard I can see a few design tips in here - but the rest is pretty much just a flame war. Since flame wars normally just escalate into something nasty, I think its better to lock this thread. If you still have something to say to each other - feel free to use the PM system.

Thank You and Have a Nice Day !
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