Siena CSIS 401 - Important Practical Details and Key Design Concepts (35 pages)

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Siena College
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Csis 401 - Advanced Topics in Computer Science with Laboratory

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Web Design Preliminaries Important Practical Details and key Design Concepts Key Concept Web browsers are HTML and CSS renders How your page looks depends on which browser you use You should always test your pages on multiple browsers Web Browsers that matter http en wikipedia org wiki Usage share of web browsers December 2008 IE 69 80 Firefox 20 66 Safari 7 18 Chrome 0 87 Opera 0 72 Netscape 0 52 Mozilla 0 08 97 64 December 2005 IE 91 35 Firefox 3 66 Netscape 2 09 Safari 1 50 Mozilla 0 80 Opera 0 51 Internet Explore IE Microsoft has thrived on creating proprietary software Large market share so they feel they should set the standards thus they don t follow the standards strictly they consider bugs to be features Should one private company set the standards for the WWW IE6 Issues IE6 is a nightmare still uses 26 market share came out in 2001 8 years ago does NOT follow CSS standards bugs never patched or fixed Completely standard web pages do not render correctly in IE6 IE7 Historically web designers had to design around IE6 s quirks It was part of the business NOT Anymore If a page doesn t look good in IE6 then solution is to switch to IE7 IE7 is supposed be 100 standards compliant Still has minor bugs But it s a major step forward Firefox Until 2005 nothing could stop IE6 90 market share Its seemed that Microsoft one private corporation could say screw the standards Then Firefox emerged Still growing in popularity especially among those who are technologically savvy Firefox Why switch to Firefox Build by the people who pioneered the WWW Initially it was very light weight not anymore Better security viruses and spyware First to do tabbed browsing properly Better document search features Safari Apple s Standard Web Browser More and more people are switching from PCs to Macs Similar to Firefox in terms of compliance and features Google s Chrome Designed to work better with Google Applications Google Docs Spreadsheets Picasa Maps May be the wave of the future In the



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