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> Are there any quirks?
Oh man, that's a good one!
Dreamweaver "helps" you write html code. It does the best it can with what
you give it, and it tries hard to write valid code for all browsers, but
since all browsers have their own "quirks" it can't please everyone.
It's your job to validate your pages for each type of browser (not just
Firefox) and make the html and css adjustments that will make your page work
in all browsers. It's one of those kinds of things that need a hand made
There are TONS of quirks. You really need to be most concerned with
Internet Explorer 6 and 7 for two reasons: One, it is the lease standards
complient (although IE7 is mush better than 6) and two, because like it or
not, the majority of users out there still use it. Then you need to make
sure that your site also works perfectly in Firefox, Opera, Netscape and if
you can, Safari.
Is there any place you can go to look up the standards for each one? I mean, say I develop it, it looks great in one browser but is off a little in the other.... how do I know what needs to be tweaked so it looks the same in both browsers?
There are lots of kind people in this forum that has years of knowledge and experience that are willing to give it a crack.
One of the best books I have is by Eric Meyer, the CSS guru. My book is out of date now, no Firefox or IE7, but it had a list of every single CSS1 and CSS2 feature and told you whether it worked or not with each browser. He has many books and has written loads of articles about CSS, do a search and see what you think.
On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:31:19 +0000 (UTC), "ALLT73"
>Is there any place you can go to look up the standards for each one? I mean,
>say I develop it, it looks great in one browser but is off a little in the
>other.... how do I know what needs to be tweaked so it looks the same in both
There's no real short cut - lots of reading and practise.
There are lots of tutorials online, but I find I can't read online for
very long and still much prefer books - I can read away from the
computer - take on the train / aeroplane etc.
My recommended library:
HTML,XHTML & CSS by Elizabeth Castro - very comprehensive, readable
and attractive book explains all - ( or most at least )
HTML Mastery - Semantics, Standards , and Styling by Paul Haine - an
excellent guide to how to really use html, including a comprehensive
guide to styling tables used for data.
CSS Mastery - Advance Web Standards Solutions - by Andy Budd - an
excellent companion to HTML Mastery - which really guides you into
using CSS correctly with valid code.
These two Mastery books compliment each other extremely well.
CSS - The Definitive Guide - by Eric Meyer - an excellent reference -
perhaps a little more difficult style to read - but clearly the author
is one of the top experts on CSS.
Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax and PHP by David Powers - another
excellent book, very readable style on how to produce good websites
with Dw. It is NOT like your typical guide to Dw - that just
regurgitates the help files - including the bits of Dw that should
have been binned - David guides you on best practice and the parts of
Dw to avoid, and there are quite a few !.
Dreamweaver the Missing Manual - a good overall reference to the whole
of Dw - but don't follow everything as it teaches you about the bad
bits such as frames - and nested templates.
Could David Powers write on called Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax and Classic ASP? That would be great for me :)
Not a chance.... 8)
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"Doooza" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Could David Powers write on called Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax and
> Classic ASP? That would be great for me :)