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cparker
2006-08-31, 03:06
Hi

Are the skins that come with 6.5 supposed to work under Internet Explorer? Some of them look really good and much better than the default skin, however the fonts are all over the place and graphics are sometimes to large.

I thought maybe it was my version of IE, but I've tried 7beta2 and 6 and both show them in the same way.

Before you suggest it, please dont ask me to install some other web browser, I tried firefox before and it ground my machine into the floor.

Thanks in advance

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mherger
2006-08-31, 03:43
> Are the skins that come with 6.5 supposed to work under Internet
> Explorer? Some of them look really good and much better than the
> default skin, however the fonts are all over the place and graphics are
> sometimes to large.

Please empty your browser's cache and do a full refresh of the page. There
shouldn't be that many graphics any more. And if you could name the skins
you have problems with or even add a screenshot, this would help for the
understanding.

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cparker
2006-09-01, 03:16
> Are the skins that come with 6.5 supposed to work under Internet
> Explorer? Some of them look really good and much better than the
> default skin, however the fonts are all over the place and graphics are
> sometimes to large.

Please empty your browser's cache and do a full refresh of the page. There
shouldn't be that many graphics any more. And if you could name the skins
you have problems with or even add a screenshot, this would help for the
understanding.

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Hi Michael

This is based on the Touch skin at resolution 1280x1024

Cheers

cparker
2006-09-01, 03:18
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cparker
2006-09-01, 03:21
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Its basically the fonts that are to large and overflow the graphics. Some of the text have colours that disappear into the background.

Hope this is helpful

mherger
2006-09-01, 03:57
> This is based on the Touch skin at resolution 1280x1024

Now that's a special case... you asked me _not_ to recommend other
browsers. But Touch is inherited from Nokia770 which has been designed for
that device. It features an Opera browser. And its author once mentioned
not even to bother about supporting IE. So... to answer your initial
question:

> Are the skins that come with 6.5 supposed to work under Internet
> Explorer?

Yes. Except for Nokia770/Touch (and maybe Handheld, too) :-/

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cparker
2006-09-02, 02:14
> This is based on the Touch skin at resolution 1280x1024

Now that's a special case... you asked me _not_ to recommend other
browsers. But Touch is inherited from Nokia770 which has been designed for
that device. It features an Opera browser. And its author once mentioned
not even to bother about supporting IE. So... to answer your initial
question:

> Are the skins that come with 6.5 supposed to work under Internet
> Explorer?

Yes. Except for Nokia770/Touch (and maybe Handheld, too) :-/

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hmm great.. ok can I recommend a description field for the schema so that you have a description for each skin before you apply it, something like this skin is only designed for the browser with 0.64% market share ;)

I'll see if I can fix it myself and upload it if it works out :)

Thanks

mattybain
2006-09-02, 04:15
Or you could use firefox, the 770 skin seems to work fine for me.

cparker
2006-09-02, 04:40
Or you could use firefox, the 770 skin seems to work fine for me.

Been there, done that and uninstalled it, I have to include the family factor and all the broken rendering of firefox and various wierd random crashes, bloated system resources it swallowed meant to many questions and support hassles for me :(

Lots of developers might hate IE, but at the end of the day the ease of use is what I need and I've never had a problem with it, the family can pick it up and just use it.

For the security side, I have AV, anti-spyware, auto-updates and hardware firewalls etc.. and dont frequent the darkside of the internet ;) So ease of use always wins out for joe public, hence IE, iTunes .....but thats another thread for another place ;)

MikeGilpin
2006-09-02, 06:24
I think you should give FireFox another try. I use it, but also have my daughter, wife, and mother all set up with that as default on their machines. No complaints from any of them, and once they learn how to use tabbed browsing, they're hooked.

Of course IE7 adds that...

Haven't tried the new FireFox beta yet, talking about the current production release. But it does work nicely with the Nokia 770 skin.

mherger
2006-09-04, 05:01
> at the end of the day the ease of
> use is what I need and I've never had a problem with it, the family can
> pick it up and just use it.

Just because you're used to using product A doesn't mean it is easier to
use than product B. Give B a chance and you would not want to have to use
A any more. This isn't a browser war. I've made the experience with many
other products as well. Even bicycle gear shifters.

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