Respect to the web developers

I been working on a web page for my wedding in November. This has turned out to be quite a lot more painful
than I expected and I have to admit my respect for web developers have increased a lot due to it. Getting a webpage to look nice across all browsers seems to be a really painful job.

Currently the only browser in which my page works perfectly is Firefox, Opera also does a mostly fine job, while Chrome fails on handling a dynamic SVG image I embedded in the page, and IE8, well lets not talk about what horrendous results it gives :)

3 comments ↓

#1 Bryan Forbes on 08.03.10 at 13:36

Have you looked into using something like Dojo and the 2d graphics library in DojoX? It will draw using SVG, VML, Canvas, or Silverlight depending on the browser: http://dojotoolkit.org/reference-guide/dojox/gfx.html. They even provide an SVG to GFX converter.

#2 uraeus on 08.03.10 at 14:08

@Bryan: Well its my wedding page, so its not like I am caring that much about which browsers work to start looking into 3rd party tools to help sort it out, I just tell people which browsers work on the page :). And this approach even lets me file bugs against the various browsers with a test case to point to :)

#3 Feneric on 08.04.10 at 22:10

If you’re at all interested in toying around with cross-browser vector graphics, I’d second the opinion to look into Dojo GFX. It’s pretty neat.