Assistance with cross-browser compatibility issues
February 10, 2010 8:53 PM

OK, I give up. I need your help.

Let's talk about you and me.

Me first. (You already know about you).

I make woodblock prints. Because my potential market is global, having a website is an important part of what I do, and I opened mine back in 1997. I do all the coding myself, and - although I am an amateur - the site generally 'works'. As part of preparing for a new print series I will launch this coming April, I have been working on a new section of the site where they will be shown. I have thought carefully about the design, and have spent the past couple of weeks building it, bit by bit. So far, so good.

I am a Mac user, and do my development/testing/etc. on this framework. I have always struggled somewhat with trying to make my pages compatible with people browsing from Windows with Explorer, and have generally got it worked out.

This time though, it is not 'working out'. Either because I have stretched things just a bit too far, or because ... just because, I am hearing from friends who are testing for me that much of the functionality of the site is not working at all in Explorer. Menus don't work; rollovers don't work; images are not displaying; you name it; it's borked.

I have wrestled with this back and forth and back and forth, and I've had enough. I have got to get back to my workbench and stop wasting time with this crap.

Now ... about you.

You know about web design. You have taken on Explorer's quirks many times in the past, and have wrestled them to the mat. You know what is causing these problems, and you know how to fix them.

And ... you wouldn't mind having some woodblock prints for your desktop. (I mean, your real desktop.)

What do you think? Can we make beautiful music website together? Can we do a barter deal here? Programming advice in exchange for some prints? (Please write to me first before spending time on this, as I don't want to get into a situation where a bunch of people are repeating the same work ...)

The entry point to the site in question is here. I have put lots of comments into the HTML, the CSS and the javascripts, explaining how things work, and things are generally pretty clean; it's not (totally) going to be a question of struggling through some amateur's spaghetti crap code.

I sure hope somebody can take this on. One of the stupid things about me is that I always try and do too much by myself, instead of calling a pro. Help me break that bad habit!

payscale: Barter arrangement
job type: part-time
posted by woodblock100 to Web/HTML/Info Design

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