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Martin Burns

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User since: 26 Apr 1999

Articles written: 143

Now that we have our excellent Browser Archive, you'll want a systematic list for testing which will cover the vast majority of users. And here it is.

Or at least it's the one I use to sign off major projects for general audiences. My rule is that while the site may not be all singing and dancing in all these browsers, it should at least be useable, and not break.

So while the current (November 1999) design of looks really, really good in IE4.5 on Mac - with beautiful hovers and so on - it is still recognisable - and very useable - back to betas of Netscape1.1.

 4.614.61 4.614.61 
(under development but still available)
(under development but still available)
(under development but still available)
(under development but still available)
Internet Explorer 2.1   
 54.5  5
iCab 1.6   
Lynx 2.8.1 
A screenreader for the visually impairedpwWebSpeak    
    kfm from KDE 1.1.2 

Martin Burns has been doing this stuff since Netscape 1.0 days. Starting with the communication ends that online media support, he moved back through design, HTML and server-side code. Then he got into running the whole show. These days he's working for these people as a Project Manager, and still thinks (nearly 6 years on) it's a hell of a lot better than working for a dot-com. In his Copious Free Time™, he helps out running a Cloth Nappies online store.

Amongst his favourite things is ZopeDrupal, which he uses to run his personal site. He's starting to (re)gain a sneaking regard for ECMAscript since the arrival of unobtrusive scripting.

He's been a member of since the very early days, a board member, a president, a writer and even contributed a modest amount of template code for the current site. Above all, he likes to do things because it knowingly chooses to do so, rather than randomly stumbling into them. He's also one of the boys and girls who beervolts in the UK, although the arrival of small children in his life have knocked the frequency for 6.

Most likely to ask: Why would a client pay you to do that?

Least likely to ask: Why isn't that navigation frame in Flash?

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