How Many Browsers do You Test Your Blog With?

It was Friday and I spent the morning visiting my father. When I got home I didn’t feel much like doing “real” work so once again I spent time changing the theme on my blog. Been looking for the “right” theme for a while. Don’t know what it is but will know it when I see it. Today I experimented with Blog Way. I actually spent time going through all of the customization options tweaking it just so.

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On the left is the site the way I wanted it to look. I’m accessing it via Opera there. On the left is version 54.0 of Firefox. I got the same results on 3 different YABU based distros which were all based on 16.04 LTS. After seeing this I booted that Android device we’ve been using and tested my blog via the Chromium browser it has. Looked just like it does in Opera.

It does beg the question though. Just how many browsers do I have to check your theme with? I know, free is generally worth what you paid for it, but, seriously, if you try to entice people to pay money for the software you write the “free” stuff better work or it isn’t going to draw in many customers.

Author: seasoned_geek

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.

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