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I have build my vb.net in version 2.0 for IE for the most part. I checked how it looked on Safari and there are some formatting and design issues that need to be dealt with but I don't know where to start. I don't know what the standards are for Safari or some of the other commonly used browsers. Can anyone give me some advice as to how to approach this? Also, if I build my site for IE, Safari and firebox, will I cover 95% of users? I'm not really worried not reach a few percent but I want to cover at least 90-95% of users.

Thanks so much.
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If you build a site for IE, it will most likely not work in any other browser. IE has serveral rendering errors, and if you build your site to rely on these errors, it will not look as intended in a browser that renders closer to the standard.

Firefox is genrally considered the most common standards compliant browser. If you make your page work in Firefox, it will most likely look the same in Netscape, Opera, Konqueror, Safari, et.c. You may then need to do some tweaking to circumvent the rendering errors in IE. That would take care of about 98% of the visitors.

Make sure you have a good doctype:
http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

Explorer Exposed:
http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer.html
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GreenGhost,

Thanks very much. I that gives me a plan of attack.
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