Cross browser compatibility has always been a issue for web developers, and is sometimes an even bigger issue with clients who don’t quite understand what the the big deal is. With Canadian Managed VPS , this problem can be resolved. I recently came across a web site that gives a little bit of insight into the everyday challenges that we at LiFT have to deal with when it comes to web browsers and rendering issues.
www.dowebsitesneedtolookexactlythesameineverybrowser.com is a web site that asks this question in its web address, and answers with a single page displaying an image stating ‘NO!’. For those viewers using browsers with up to the minute support such as Safari 3 (Mac OSX), the text is displayed with a drop shadow. For viewers using Internet Explorer 6, the ligature has a white background, due to Internet Explorer 6 having the inability to properly render the versatile .png image format. Different browsers will also display varied fonts, by default or by the preferences set by the user.
With all that said, it’s interesting to see that a developer can build web sites that still retain an integral level of usability, even when its stripped of some design-orientated elements by the rendering nuances of the many browsers currently being used.