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    more browsers

    is there a way to have mac browsers like safari or whatever run on windows

    i would like to personaly test my website on these browsers so i can optimize my website to look good on as many browsers as possible
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    I don't know. There might be. I'm pretty sure there are ways to emulate *nix on Windows and I'd imagine it's possible to do the same with Mac (assuming emulating *nix isn't good enough for that).

    Anyway, it's probably easier to just ask someone with a Mac to look at your website and critique the layout. Some Operating Systems websites can just never look good on. Try browsing the internet on Solaris.
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    In an ideal world, all browsers would render valid code properly and uniformly; this is just not the case.

    If you're a web developer, invest in a Mac Mini for the least; otherwise, just concentrate of Windows' browsers and you got virtually nothing to lose.
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    yes my code already meets w3 standards, im making a website for business puropses so i wan't it to be as professional and compatible as possible

    i only know a few people with macs and they say safari sucks so much they prefer to use firefox which is a good sign
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    I "know" several web designers who use Safari and none of them think it sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    I "know" several web designers who use Safari and none of them think it sucks.
    Why is "know" in quotes. Are they "pretend" people.

    I just kidding.
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    well apparently alot of websites dont work well with safari and table are shown messe dup and stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterSako
    well apparently alot of websites dont work well with safari and table are shown messe dup and stuff

    Well, obviously, ain't it since only a few have a Mac? I have a quite popular website and am aware that the site is broken in Safari, but I don't bother a bit to fix it unless someone gives me a free Mac or he will fix it for me.

    You could use service like this: http://www.browsercam.com/ but $500 on Mac mini is a good investment, I would say.
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    I'm using Safari right now and it's fine everywhere I go. Safari's rendering engine is based on the KHTML engine, so it's not a bad idea to test your site on Konqueror. However, some positive number of changes have been made. But if it works correctly in Konqueror, and if it's working as the standards say it should, it will probably (almost certainly) work in Safari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Why is "know" in quotes.
    Because I only read their blogs.
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    my rule of thumb for web design, if it doesn't look good in lnx, it won't look good in any browser.

    http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/lynxport.htm
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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