is there a single web browser which

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by thehangingmist, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. does not SUCK?

    IE - POS

    opera - takes way more time to open pages than others :-/

    chrome - i was trying to post this from google chrome and it crashed!@*#*$&!!

    firefox - it used to crash a lot, now it does not crash as much but keeps showing me this content encoding error

  2. lopxtc

    lopxtc Guest

    Jan 18, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Personally I prefer to use lynx myself ... :)

  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Hmmm...what else do you have running on your computer? Any personal firewalls, etc?
    I'd bet that there's something else in the mix that's to blame.
    I can use all of the browsers that you listed, and while some are better than others of course, none of them keep crashing.
  4. Safari

    I've had no problems.
  5. im a safari guy. i used camino for about 20 minutes. didnt like it. flock is fun if you belong to a lot of social networks.
  6. nothing besides really as far as i know, i just formatted my computer and re-installed windows. crashes arent really frequent though.
  7. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    safari and firefox work fine for me
  8. maybe i should try safari
  9. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    what operating system are you running?
  10. windows XP sp2
  11. bad_andy


    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    I use Safari and Firefox on the Mac, Mobile Safari constantly on my iPhone and am having mostly positive experiences. On XP I mostly use Firefox and can't really speak from experience about the Win version of Safari. Are you using the latest version of FF3? FF2 isn't supported anymore.
  12. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    Im positively surprised Chrome crashed on you.

    But then again, its a "beta".

    I've been using it almost since it came out. Its very nice, much nicer than IE, a little bit nicer than FF.
  13. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk Guest

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    As a web developer I'm happy if you are not using Ie6.

    All the other browsers...FF, opera, safari...even to a lesser extent Ie7 tend to render pretty consistently.

    If I had to choose just one browser it would be FF hands down, its customizable and they stay ahead of the curve in terms of security and standards compliance.

    I'm actually ticked google came out with chrome, I want to see a world with 1 standards compliant browser, and as FF begins to take a chunk out of IE, Google is trying to take a slice and screwing it all up.
  14. Firstly, go get SP3.

    Secondly, there is no reason all these browsers should be crashing. Have you ever considered it to be a problem with the computer? Heh

    I highly recommend firefox or opera, if they are crashing for you then that is not good because they are generally very stable browsers.
  15. i am running Mozilla Firefox version 3.0.5, yes it is no doubt better than all others i have yet checked out but still it does get a little ****ed up some times. i was just wondering, is it really SO hard to come up with a browser which is just fine??
  16. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk Guest

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    See here is the problem...

    As a web developer I want 3 things:

    1) For everyone to be able to see my site
    2) For my code to be quick, clean and efficient
    3) To be able to use the latest technology to enhance my site

    1 and 2 are mutually exclusive thanks to IE6 and 3 is a pipe dream.

    Since 1 is more important than 2 I have to sacrifice simplicity in my code and start hacking things and over complicating stuff to make my site render properly...since I'm dealing with 5 different browsers, one is bound to misinterpret what I'm trying to do and then render my web site like a pile of poo.

    You have organizations like WC3 trying to fix this problem and companies like Microsoft who couldn't care less.

    and I'm just talking HTML/CSS here...start throwing in Java support and flash and server side scripts and all that jazz and your opening up another can of worms.
  17. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah Guest

    Jan 22, 2008
    FireFox does the job for me.
  18. lopxtc

    lopxtc Guest

    Jan 18, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    So is anyone else catching the irony that we are providing tech support for windows to a guy over in India :)

  19. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Inactive

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Tried the Beta when it came out, stopped because of the crashes. It was just that common.
  20. jdieh1

    jdieh1 Guest

    Nov 28, 2007
    Queensland, Australia
    Safari on Windows is crap in my opinion. I like to use Firefox with a few plug-ins.

    Now I'm on Mac and I'm using Camino. Although, I'm thinking of changing back to Firefox...