All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.
[Author Unknown]


This morning I discovered a glitch in one of my internet browsers. My two blogs should look similar to the photos above. The appearance of a blog is driven by code in a Cascading Style Sheet. Without that, this would all be in large, Times type with no background graphics. Internet browsers read those style sheets to form a page with…well, with style. Every version of browser software reads code a bit differently. That makes designing for the web a bit of a shot in the dark.

This morning, I checked my blogs in Internet Explorer (version 5.2) on the Mac and the pages were a mess. The content on this blog invaded the left navigation bar and pushed all the links down below the content. On my other blog, the type was too small to read and the content started down the page after the side links. I use standard templates that are commonly available on these blog services, and they look nice in my Safari browser on the Mac.

How do they look on your browser. If your view isn’t similar to the photos above, I’d love to hear from you—what do you see? What browser do you use? Do you use a Mac or a PC?.