Comparatively Speaking...

Monday July 1st, 2002

Linux Online recently compared the major Linux browsers, including the Mozilla-based trio of Mozilla 1.0, Netscape 6.2 and Galeon. Reviewer Michael J Jordan praises Mozilla's stability, tabbed browsing, rendering and customisation.

As mentioned by fondacio on our forums, the International Herald and Tribune took a look at Mozilla, Opera and NeoPlanet (note that the site doesn't seem to work in some builds of Mozilla). Reviewer Lee Dembart says that "Mozilla is impressive and has it all over Opera." He especially likes the ability to block pop-ups, tabbed browsing and pipelining.

UPDATE! tuxracer writes: "I've put up a browser comparison list, comparing various features that affect usability and W3C standards compliance. It compares Mozilla 1.0, Netcaptor 7.01, Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows), and Internet Explorer 5.x (Mac)."

#23 tuxracer: improve your html

by Chris_C

Friday July 5th, 2002 4:34 PM

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tuxracer: on your comparison page <> you have the columns in your table displayed using fixed pixel widths. The resultant table is too large for my 800x600 display.

I tried just reducing the font size (neat-o moz feature!) but the columns remained the same width, which means you're trying to outsmart the browser. Either use proportional widths or don't specify them at all, and let the user's browser do what's best for the user's display.

And if you say "I designed for a bigger display, sorry", then I'm afraid the locals here may rise up and revoke your mozilla evang credentials :)