…is Manila really flaky with older versions of Netscape (4.7)? And does anyone else have issues reading certain templates (like this one) where the words seem to cut off? The inconsistency of the Manila browser templates in different browsers is starting to be a point of concern as a few teachers are actually attempting to use the Edtech Web log I set up. I keep telling them to use IE for now, but our e-mail defaults to Netscape when you click on a link and things go downhill from there. I had attempted to contact Brian about this issue some time ago since I know he did a lot of work on his template to make is compliant with different browsers. Any one have any advice?
pat d says
Chin Shr Wang, evil vicious first emperor, mandated a uniform width to cart axles. This was to turn the mud puddles of the empire into passable roads. So it is, grasshopper, with the new Internet roads. IE 5.0 and above – nothing else. That means Netscape 6+, Mozilla, whatever. The CSS and 508 Bobby templates that you are using don’t work with old browsers. You can, of course, revert to older less disability-friendly templates. As Bryan said to me when Carol Tateishi complained about this issue, “Less than 5% of users are currently on browsers older than IE5.0.” Tell those clunkers to get with the century.