I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been setting up a website for my wife. Nothing special, just some static html. God, do I hate HTML. It’s so illogical! It’s not real programming. I also made the mistake of assuming that modern browser’s are now more or less all compatible. It’s only my second ever website, so I could be forgiven. As I was developing, I was testing using Chrome, my default browser. I love Chrome, it’s fast, and does what you expect it. Once I was finished, I tried the site in IE7. ARRGGHH. What a mess. Firefox and Opera were slightly different, in rendering the pages, but IE was completely off. I had to compromise, to get IE to work, and then it still isn’t great. Why do people still use IE?
And don’t get me started on Dreamweaver. It keeps moving text around. I gave up on it, and used a text editor, Notepad++. Give me Delphi or Visual Studio development any day!
The site, if you are interested, is Chez Piron. We renovated an old barn, and my wife will be looking after letting it out as holiday accommodation.