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Old 06-03-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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Default Web Browser Question

Hello all. I've got a question about some issues I'm having with different Web browsers.

I built a Web page on a computer that runs a Windows Vista operating system. When I view the page in Google Chrome or in Firefox on that computer, it looks exactly how I want it to.

I have another PC in my house that runs Windows XP, and when I open the page in Google Chrome on that computer, the page is very distorted (margins and padding are way off, images are missing, links don't work, etc.). When I open it in Internet Explorer, however, everything looks the way I want it to and is perfectly functional.

Could it be that I just have a bad version of Google Chrome installed on my computer, is it the operating system, or is it something else?

Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That's an odd one.
Can I ask what program you are creating the webpage with?
I assume it also looks fine in IE on the Vista PC?
I also assume the web page is not hosted somewhere? Are you copying it between the two computers? Or is it in a file share and you are accessing it from the other PC? or...
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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That's an odd one.
Can I ask what program you are creating the webpage with?
I assume it also looks fine in IE on the Vista PC?
I also assume the web page is not hosted somewhere? Are you copying it between the two computers? Or is it in a file share and you are accessing it from the other PC? or...
Right now, I'm just using notepad to create the html document.

The page is hosted through godaddy.com, and after I upload it, it looks exactly how it should on the Vista PC. When I go to the XP PC and type the URL into Google Chrome, however, it comes up looking distorted.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/xhtml_validate.asp (broken link)

Can you validate the code here? Any errors?
This is always the first thing I try. Helped me many times.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Do a ctrl - f5 on both to make sure the page has been properly refreshed.

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Is both installations of Chrome the same version?

Is the resolution the same on both monitors?

This tool might be helpful: Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test - Browsershots
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Do you mind sharing the website?
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Do you mind sharing the website?
Sure. Its Pueblo Football Officials Association
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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Is both installations of Chrome the same version?
This is a big one. The original versions of Chrome were a big buggy and the more recent ones have fixed some of those bugs.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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I saw two images plus the background images, and when you scroll over links, the text size gets ~30% bigger - I assume you want that?

For broken links, you could try using the full URL for a page instead of just "contact.html". Sometimes browsers don't handle site links well, although everything worked on my computer.

Also, in the style sheet, you list non-stanard fonts as your primaries - any computer without that font installed will use whatever's down the list or the standard default. Instead of tahoma and calibri, I'd just stick with sans-serif, and see if that helps any.

Also, when you use settings like "auto" instead of absolute numbers, you leave things open to the interpretation of the browser. You could try specific numbers.

One last thing - depending on the computer the default screen resolution could be 72 or 96 dpi, so that could effect what you see - might want to check the screen resolutions across computers.
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