Dealing with the Quirks of different Browsers in Typo3

Everyone who has created or worked on a larger website project has experienced the problem of dealing with the multitude of different browsers out there and their various quirks and failings. The plathoria of browsers goes from various versions of the Internet Explorer (IE 6 to 9 currently), to FireFox, Opera, Safari to more exotic applications such as Konqueror( used on Linux boxes ). The website developer usually has a favorite browser he or she uses for creating the webpages – most developers I know use Firefox, personally I prefer Opera. After completing the project, if they’re smart, they’ll check it out in various other Internet Browsers. It is usually not so good to tell your boss to have a look at the pages before you do that. Non-technical oriented people tend to use what their operating system provides out … continue >

Typo3, the Revolution in Webpage Creation and how I found it

I am originally a software developer. I work with C++ and develop Windows applications that interface with exotic hardware or with databases. I’ve been doing that for over 20 years now. Just a few years ago, if someone had suggested I would also create webpages for a living, I would have thought him mad. I’d had one look at creating webpages with HTML and found it extremely tedious and time-consuming – as there was now proper way to re-use code or automate things properly. About twelve years ago we were asked to promote a webpage on the Internet for my parents. This resulted in me getting better acquainted with the way things are found on the Net and how webpages can differ in quality. A friend told me about Content Management Systems and how they could help separate the content of … continue >