Broken Websites?

Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by mneylon, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I'd be interested in compiling a list of sites that suffer from issues / breakage under Firefox and other browsers.

    Here's a couple to start with :

    Cork City - eeek!
    Driving Test - forms don't work properly on firefox
    AIB business banking - requires MS JVM
     
  2. grandad

    grandad Moderator

    Cork City is a classic. It doesn't render properly in IE7, Netscape, Opera OR Firefox. I had to dig out IE6 to see it properly.

    In fairness, they do say that "site will only operate correctly by using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater". They just forgot to mention that there must be a full moon and there must be a 'z' in the month.

    And they advertise that they are Golden Spider winners. Doesn't say much for GS.
     
  3. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Dublin.ie, on the other hand, works quite well in most browsers ...
     
  4. grandad

    grandad Moderator

    "quite" being the operative word. It works, but is a bit ragged.

    The main one that p*ss*s me off is anytime.ulsterbank.com. It will only work under IE and is very picky about the installed version of Java. I have had to set up a dedicated PC for this one :eek:

    Another minor irritation - www.superquinn4food.ie - will not work at all if JavaScript is disabled.
     
  5. louie

    louie New Member

    I have an Ulster bank account and had no problems in both IE and Firefox. Indeed is picky about the Java but if you have the latest version it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  6. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Will the Ulster bank site use "normal" java?
     
  7. louie

    louie New Member

    not a clue. I have the latest JavaSun version and that seems to work alright.
     
  8. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Why would you disable Javascript?
     
  9. grandad

    grandad Moderator

    I wouldn't, but a lot of people would. From bitter experience with a project of mine, I found that quite a few poeple have javascript disabled. Also I know of at least one major corporation that has it disabled on the default browser install.

    Designers/developers should never rely on a technology for site functionality, if that technology can be disabled clientside. Javascript is fine for rollovers and the like, where the site will work perfectly well without.

    Louie - any chance you could PM me the location of the .der file for Firefox? I thought they only supported IE and Netscape.
     
  10. louie

    louie New Member

    should be in C:\Documents and Settings\yourname

    you are talking about the crypto shell extension.
     
  11. grandad

    grandad Moderator

    Yay!!! Thanks Louie. Works for Firefox, Netscape and IE [not that I'll be using the latter]. You're a star :D
     
  12. louie

    louie New Member

    glad I could help.
     
  13. fieldcorbett

    fieldcorbett New Member

    Cork City

    corkcity.ie doesn't even validate! Makes me wonder about their accesibilty statement "The site has been designed to reach AA (WCAG WAI Level 2) accessibility levels". Funny I thought the first test was whether it validated or not...
     
  14. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

    I would concentrate on a site first of all working properly then worry if it validates or not
     
  15. louie

    louie New Member

    same here. i have to say, no matter how much you try there is always something that doesn't validate. you give up after a while.
     
  16. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    And CorkCity.ie works how exactly??
     
  17. louie

    louie New Member

    Corkcity.ie works fine in IE but it breakes down in Firefox. There seems to be a problem with the stylesheet alright, but i don't think it has anything to do with the validation process. that's just a bad design i think.
     
  18. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Bit mad that it "won" a Golden Spider ....
     
  19. louie

    louie New Member

    I dont't think that's worth anything.
     
  20. grandad

    grandad Moderator

    Only in versions 5.5 to 6 :D It breaks up in IE7

    This site looks as if it was thrown together with the attitude "well, it works on my browser so it's fine".

    They are obviously aware that there is a problem - "Due to browser compatibility issues" etc. - so why don't they fix it?
     

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