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Why You Might Want To Switch Browsers

By |January 29, 2014|Editorial|

Why You Might Want To Switch Browsers

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SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

When I first started working on the Chiro.Org website, I didn’t know anything about HTML (aka hyper text markup language), which is the code that generates every web page.

My friends @ the ORG encouraged me to adopt software programs (code generators) that would take my text and magically turn it into HTML.   What I learned rapidly was that those programs created more problems than solutions, mainly because they made tables look terrible.   Tables are the most difficult thing to format (all those columns and rows).

Because much of the serious materials I wanted to render for our site contained tables, I decided to learn HTML code, so that I would have absolute control over HOW it looked.

The leading browser at that time (1996) was Internet Explorer 5, and up until their most recent versions (IE 10 and 11) IE was awesome at displaying tables.   You had total control over border colors, border widths and other subtleties that made the work look unique AND interesting.

Below you will find 3 examples of my favorite section, the LINKS, represented by the 3 most-used browsers…IE11, FireFox and Google Chrome.

I will list the Chrome example first, since it is the only browser that still renders tables the way I actually designed them to look.

So, here we go. Check out the 3 examples, displayed below: