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conkerer
2nd October 2009, 08:10
Hello peeps,
long time lurker here, I decided to register because I need your help. I assist a charitable organisation with their website www.worldconkerchampionships.com - these are the people who run the World Conker Championships and donate what they make to charities for the blind.

They recently had a report that the "Photo Gallery" pages weren't working, but just "flashed up" before disappearing again. This might be something to do with the "reframing" java script I advised them to add to the site :o

It all looks ok here, but I have only IE8 and FF3.5 browers.

Would any of you kindly gents and ladies with other browsers care to see if it works for you and let me know by replying to this thread. Notes on any other issues would be appreciated too. But I'd rather avoid an onslaught of insults as to some extent the site is what it is and won't be redesigned any time soon no matter how bad you (probably) think it is.

I hope that your own charitable natures will help me get this sorted.

P.S. I've seen two films about gladiators, one I liked, one I didn't.

DS23
2nd October 2009, 08:59
works for me.

edit: xp prof 5.1.2600 & internet explorer 8.0.6001.18702

DimPrawn
2nd October 2009, 09:02
Works on Safari 4.0.3 on Vista.

conkerer
2nd October 2009, 09:03
works for me.

Thanks DS23 - would you mind letting me know which OS and browser you're using so I can cross that combination off my list?

Thanks :smile

Zippy
2nd October 2009, 09:05
Works fine in FF 3.0.5 and IE7

DimPrawn
2nd October 2009, 09:06
Works for Opera 10.00 on Vista

Moscow Mule
2nd October 2009, 09:09
WFM - Firefox, XPSP2.

TimberWolf
2nd October 2009, 09:13
Works for me.

PorkPie
2nd October 2009, 09:16
these are the people who run the World Conker Championships and donate what they make to charities for the blind.


Is this due to the inherent risks associated with your sport?

darmstadt
2nd October 2009, 09:25
Works fine on Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021906 Firefox/3.0.7 running under Debian Lenny. Looks shite under Lynx though ;)

d000hg
2nd October 2009, 09:28
Is this due to the inherent risks associated with your sport?I wondered that too :)

OrangeHopper
2nd October 2009, 09:35
Mac

Safari 4.0.3 : OK.

Firefox 3.0.10 : OK. However, the frame around the individual photos didn't look right first time. Unfortunately, can't repeat it now.

ThomasSoerensen
2nd October 2009, 09:35
works for me on Win2000 and IE6 - I know, I know but corporate environments are not the fastest movers.

Frogstomp
2nd October 2009, 09:36
Looks fine for me in FF 3.5.3

And as a slight aside.. my neighbour is a former twice world champion.. :smokin

PorkPie
2nd October 2009, 09:39
Looks fine for me in FF 3.5.3

And as a slight aside.. my neighbour is a former twice world champion.. :smokin

You namedropper you.

conkerer
2nd October 2009, 09:43
And as a slight aside.. my neighbour is a former twice world champion.. :smokin

Charlie Bray? or John Bull?

I'm trying to get hold of a film from 1996 about Charlie.


Conkers... risk... blind...

It's a very safe sport :D

OrangeHopper
2nd October 2009, 09:51
Windows 7

Firefox 3.5.3 : OK.

IE 8.0.7600 : OK.

Chrome 3.0.195 : OK.

I think the problem I reported with the frames was the time it was taking to download all the frame images.

OrangeHopper
2nd October 2009, 09:52
Works on Safari 4.0.3 on Vista.

Safari under Vista! Are the feeling well Dim?

DimPrawn
2nd October 2009, 09:56
Safari under Vista! Are the feeling well Dim?

That PC is used for testing browser compat, so has IE, Opera, Firefox and Safari on it.

OrangeHopper
2nd October 2009, 10:00
That PC is used for testing browser compat, so has IE, Opera, Firefox and Safari on it.

That reminds me I haven't downloaded opera on to the install of Windows 7 that is sullying my Mac's drive. Thanks.

TimberWolf
2nd October 2009, 10:02
Anyone bothered to download Firefox 3.5 yet? They say it's a lot faster.

Platypus
2nd October 2009, 10:07
Anyone bothered to download Firefox 3.5 yet? They say it's a lot faster.

Yep, I'm getting on very well with FF3.5.3. IMO much faster than IE8 (which for some reason repeatedly locks up on me, never managing to load pages such as Google!)

TimberWolf
2nd October 2009, 10:13
Yep, I'm getting on very well with FF3.5.3. IMO much faster than IE8 (which for some reason repeatedly locks up on me, never managing to load pages such as Google!)

I 've just used IE for the first time in ages and couldn't find the address bar. Then I finally spotted it right at the top of the screen, d'oh! Usually I get an automatic invitation to download the latest FF, but havn't received one yet, so still on 3.014.

DaveB
2nd October 2009, 10:21
Fine here
IE 6 SP2 ( dont ask, corporate issue )
XP Pro 5.1 SP2.

conkerer
2nd October 2009, 12:28
Many thanks guys for all the responses so far :smile

Pondlife
2nd October 2009, 13:15
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.14) Gecko/2009090216 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.14

Works fine

Frogstomp
2nd October 2009, 16:36
Charlie Bray? or John Bull?

I'm trying to get hold of a film from 1996 about Charlie.

It's Charlie.. do you think you can get hold of the film, or are you hoping he might have a copy? If it's the former I'd love to get a copy for him.. PM an email address..

OwlHoot
2nd October 2009, 17:03
Yep, I'm getting on very well with FF3.5.3. IMO much faster than IE8 (which for some reason repeatedly locks up on me, never managing to load pages such as Google!)

I've given up on IE entirely now, because it seems incapable of saving online news web pages in HTML - Just sits there for ages, and then suddenly bombs out with an error message. But I've never yet found a page FireFox can't save.

conkerer
2nd October 2009, 17:38
It's Charlie.. do you think you can get hold of the film, or are you hoping he might have a copy? If it's the former I'd love to get a copy for him.. PM an email address..

I can't do PM yet, but when (if) I get a copy of the film I'll let you know !

There's a really crappy streaming version here:
http://archive.iskratv.com/shorts/clips/cfC/ges004_017.html

I've approached the TV company asking for a copy for the Conker people and for Charlie.

NickFitz
2nd October 2009, 21:42
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1: Safari Version 4.0.3 (6531.9) seems to be fine, as does Opera 10.00 build 6652 :)

Zippy
2nd October 2009, 21:48
I've given up on IE entirely now, because it seems incapable of saving online news web pages in HTML - Just sits there for ages, and then suddenly bombs out with an error message. But I've never yet found a page FireFox can't save.

I gave up on IE at version 7. Not only is it a machine killer on my crappy old laptop, it even distresses my super-optimised dual-processor box. I have the versions there for testing but wouldn't willingly use them for surfing.

conkerer
2nd October 2009, 21:55
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1: Safari Version 4.0.3 (6531.9) seems to be fine, as does Opera 10.00 build 6652 :)

Hi Nick,
many thanks for the Mac perspective :smile

OrangeHopper
3rd October 2009, 18:26
Hi Nick,
many thanks for the Mac perspective :smile

I really am invisible aren't I.

scotspine
3rd October 2009, 19:22
...who said that?? :eek

Board Game Geek
3rd October 2009, 20:18
Works fine on IE 8.

I wouldn't worry about the other browsers personally.

I do have quite "interesting" discussions with a friend who is a web designer, and he loathes having to ensure a web site is compatible in the 3 million different browsers out there. It adds additional cost and headache.

I've advised him to try to encourage his clients and their customers to just using IE, but they are having none of it.

:devil I hope another 20 browsers come out in the next few years, and then the Internet will be really pooched for users and designers.

Perhaps then people will realise that too much choice can be a bad thing.

I'll be fair and can tolerate 2 browsers in the market.

Whether that's IE and A.N.Other or just 2 A.N.Others doesn't matter.

conkerer
3rd October 2009, 20:47
I really am invisible aren't I.

Now I feel REALLY guilty :emb

To make up for that and because you were the only one to test using Chrome ...

Thank You OrangeHopper

:yay:

OrangeHopper
3rd October 2009, 21:15
...who said that?? :eek

:smile

I find all the browsers behave the same except IE6 which, unfortunately, many large companies are still using. Constantly looking for that missing setting that only IE6 worries about. Even something as Microsoft centric as iframes behaves differently in IE6 from every other browers.