Netscape vs. IE - weird and inconsistent results

Posted on 2000-02-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Please review these two WIP sites in Netscape and IE.  I know that the two browsers are different in the way they render tables and such, but Netscape isn't even consistent from one page to the next.  Both sites were designed in FP2000 and use the same shared borders and the same footer include.  For some odd reason Netscape seems to like the site at http://www.brettatkin.com/discian a little better then the one at http://www.powerquotes.net/power but they both still look awful.  What the heck can I do?  


Brett Atkin
Question by:Brett081597

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andreif earned 200 total points
ID: 2502304
The best solution is do not use FP :)))
Troubles occurs when you use a blank column:
<td valign="top" width="24"></td>
Netscape usually ignores "width" in <td> tag. You can use a transparent gif image 1x1 for formatting:
<td valign="top" width="24"><img src=blank.gif width=24 height=1></td>

Author Comment

ID: 2502810
I'm in the process of moving to Dreamweaver for everything i do (the more i learn, the more i hate FP) Do you think this will help eliminate the problem in the future.

I personally would have liked to redo the site in Dreamweaver, but the site was orginally designed in FP, so I had to stick with that.

I'll try and do what you suggest.


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