9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2006 12:19 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver

    adambaum Level 1
      How do I get my sites to work in different browsers. Does dreamweaver have a setting to use multiple browser tags? I just dont what the industry practice is to make your site work in multiple browsers....

      Thanks in advance,
        • 1. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
          Level 7
          On 25 Oct 2006 in macromedia.dreamweaver, adambaum wrote:

          > How do I get my sites to work in different browsers.

          Write valid code.

          > Does dreamweaver have a setting to use multiple browser tags?

          Huh?

          > I just dont what the industry practice is to make your site work in
          > multiple browsers...

          See above. Even bad code should render in all browsers.

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          • 2. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
            adambaum Level 1
            Rendering isnt the problem, Let me explain a little better....

            When I use design mode in dreamweaver...... Dreamweaver is writing the code. When viewed in Opera or Firefox the page looks different.

            So when I said > Does dreamweaver have a setting to use multiple browser tags?" I was asking does Dreamweaver have a setting that I could enable so when I use Design view it uses tags that would work in multiple browsers.
            • 3. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
              Level 7
              > Rendering isnt the problem

              Sure it is.

              > When I use design mode in dreamweaver

              And it's caused by this.

              > Dreamweaver is writing the code.

              Yes - to correspond to things you have told it to do. And it's quite
              possible to tell DW to do things that result in invalid code being written.

              > So when I said > Does dreamweaver have a setting to use multiple browser
              > tags?" I was asking does Dreamweaver have a setting that I could enable so
              > when
              > I use Design view it uses tags that would work in multiple browsers.

              If you understand how to use DW in Design view, and only use best practice
              methods when doing so, then you will produce completely valid code which,
              when rendered in standards mode, will look almost the same from one browser
              to the next.

              Try something. Use DW's Validation report to validate your pages. Take a
              look at the errors that are found....

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              "adambaum" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Rendering isnt the problem, Let me explain a little better....
              >
              > When I use design mode in dreamweaver...... Dreamweaver is writing the
              > code.
              > When viewed in Opera or Firefox the page looks different.
              >
              > So when I said > Does dreamweaver have a setting to use multiple browser
              > tags?" I was asking does Dreamweaver have a setting that I could enable so
              > when
              > I use Design view it uses tags that would work in multiple browsers.
              >


              • 4. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
                adambaum Level 1
                Thanks Murray!

                I have used DW's Validation Report and that is what is confusing to me. Such as...
                The tag: "td" doesn't have an attribute: "bordercolor" in currently active versions.[XHTML 1.0 transitional]

                Does this mean that you cant use the bordercolor attibute with the td tag?
                • 5. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
                  Level 7
                  It means that if you DO use it, your code won't validate. You can create an
                  XHTML doctype page, and tell DW to use this code. DW will write it. Your
                  page will no longer validate.

                  If you want it to validate you have to a) KNOW that you cannot use that
                  attribute, and b) KNOW how to use CSS to get the same effect. DW just does
                  what you tell it to - as it should.

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                  "adambaum" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Thanks Murray!
                  >
                  > I have used DW's Validation Report and that is what is confusing to me.
                  > Such
                  > as...
                  > The tag: "td" doesn't have an attribute: "bordercolor" in currently active
                  > versions.[XHTML 1.0 transitional]
                  >
                  > Does this mean that you cant use the bordercolor attibute with the td tag?
                  >


                  • 6. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
                    suetertarr Level 1
                    If you are new to this you might not realize that different browsers make different assumptions and can even interpret the same thing in different ways. I find it the most frustrating thing about using HTML and CSS. If you go through some of the DW tutorials and scan through this forum, you'll soon become familar with the problem, if not all the various solutions!
                    • 7. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
                      Level 7
                      On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:25:20 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                      <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

                      >If you want it to validate you have to a) KNOW that you cannot use that
                      >attribute, and b) KNOW how to use CSS to get the same effect. DW just does
                      >what you tell it to - as it should.


                      You might also be interested to know that bordercolor is a Microsoft
                      proprietary attribute that in not recognized by browsers other than IE.

                      Gary
                      • 8. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
                        adambaum Level 1
                        So basically I need to use CSS as much as possible?
                        • 9. Re: Cross browser tags using Dreamweaver
                          Level 7
                          Certainly.

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                          "adambaum" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                          > So basically I need to use CSS as much as possible?