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Convert from Internet Explorer to Firefox.

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My webpage works in IE but does not appear properly in FF. I have recently become responsible for a web site project and I know very little about web development. There is a lot of information on the web but as a novice I am unable to follow the jargon used. If anyone can help me even begin to fix this problem, I would appreciate it so much.

here is the link www.paristech.com/PowerOLAP7x

If you prefer me to paste the actual code - I'd be happy too, but it was too long for the posting textbox.
Nov 1 '06 #1
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drhowarddrfine
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Unfortunately, it was created using FrontPage, one of the worst programs you can use to create web pages, and the fact that it works in IE is no treat. IE is the worst browser of them all. There are a significant number of errors involved here and we'd have to hack it up to bring it up to speed, but what you are trying to do is not convert IE to Firefox but convert your code to modern standards. IE is nine years behind in that department.

There is an awful lot of crap (can I say crap here?) in that code along with some unnecessary elements. To tell the truth, I would throw the whole page away and start from scratch. It doesn't look like there is much there so it doesn't look hard but I'm leaving for the evening and going out of town tomorrow night so if no one else does it, I might give it a go later.
Nov 1 '06 #2

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I need to know about modern standards and about making websites for all browsers. You seem to have all the answers! How great! Can you still help me fix it?
Nov 8 '06 #3

drhowarddrfine
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Many seem to like w3schools.com
Nov 8 '06 #4

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A former Software Engineer, I am now responsible for building a web site(fairly large) which will backend several DB's. w3schools is what I have learned on and minus some scroll bar issues, I have been able to build most of the site so far (Firefox, IE capable) without incident.
Nov 27 '06 #5

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Unfortunately, it was created using FrontPage, one of the worst programs you can use to create web pages, and the fact that it works in IE is no treat.
I would consider most of the "Web Page Editors" to be garbage, with the exception of Dreamweaver, which I would use only to create a flash site. The problem is they create tons of extra code. Pull the content out and create the site from scratch like the "Dr" said. w3schools is a good place to learn but validate and test it with multiple browsers to get what your looking for.

HTH,
Aric
Nov 28 '06 #6

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Thanks everyone for your responses. I will be spending some time on the w3schools site. :)
Nov 29 '06 #7

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