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Why does Netscape suck so much ass? I'm trying to write some simple dHTML, and I have to write every work around for the 15% percent of losers out there still using the crappy browser. It's called IE 5.5 people... get with the program!
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From: ex_ciannait Date: May 2nd, 2001 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't forget the other alternative browsers that some of us are using because IE for our OS's sucks. ;) (IE5.1 in OS X is a horrible piece of trash.)
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 2nd, 2001 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I've heard that OS X is kind of a pain in general. I'm a PC guy, so that's out of my realm of expertise.

I respect the Mac folks, though. I've thought about buying one to see how they work for me. Those G4 Titanium notebooks look quite tasty.
From: ex_ciannait Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I've got a Powerbook G4, with OS X, if you ever decide you wanna play with it.

OS X rocks in general. It's got some quirks still but it's probably the best OS I've ever used.

IE5.1, though, is still a preview release. Not even a beta. *sigh*. It doesn't render LJ comments pages correctly - even if there's more than one comment, it only displays one. And rumour has it, it doesn't work with Hotmail, either. (Go figure.) So I've been using OmniWeb, and it renders most everything correctly. Generally, what one browser b0rks up, the other one will display. :)
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Just be happy you don't spend 50 hours a week trying to write code that works in every browser on every platform. It can get frustrating.

The hotmail issue is a laugh. But they're not the only ones. I still test on Netscape 4.03 for Windows, and the default page they send you to over at home.netscape.com brings up massive JavaScript errors.

Haven't we invited you over yet? Come have dinner with Julie and I some night. I'd love to see your toys.
From: ex_ciannait Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
No, you haven't invited me over. I'd definitely love to come, though.

And once I get the new place, I'll have you two over, too. :)

And hey, I'd be willing to help you out in terms of browser testing, as well. I am the ultimate whatever-tester - I can make anything break! ;)
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh... if you play your cards right, you could join the elite (or shall I say "|33+") group who has seen juliecam.net in progress. I'm still ironing out the code, so breaking it would not be a challenge :)
From: ex_ciannait Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
*grins* Well, the offer's there. :)
From: qtkat Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't seen you since Courtney's party....definately you must come over. =)
From: ex_ciannait Date: May 2nd, 2001 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, I was thinking about that myself. I didn't want to assume, though, that you'd wanna hang out with me. (Did I mention I'm shy?)

But I've missed seeing your smiling face anyway. :)
mandakins From: mandakins Date: May 2nd, 2001 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)


Dang, I'm sayin! Netscape SO sucks. Get something working perfect in IE and it looks like complete shit in Netscape. And don't even get me started on Netscape 6 and how it is a P.O.S. in general!
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 2nd, 2001 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)


Psh... I usually don't even TEST for Netscape 6. Our stats show that almost no one is using it.

Let us hope and pray that AOL never starts using the Netscape browser.
cryllius From: cryllius Date: May 22nd, 2001 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got one word for you: Linux

So... go ahead and tell me to use IE again, I dare you. (actually, you're right, Netscape does suck these days... but what are you going to do? Run Windows? HA!)
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