Debugging Notes

Some debugging complaints:

  1. Safari sucks.  There is no Firebug or IE Developer for Safari.  There is this thing called Webkit, but I can’t figure out how it works.  What the hell Apple?  Why do you have to be difficult?  No one wants Safari.  Safari has nothing special over other browsers.  It’s a pain in the ass to debug, and as a developer, I just don’t want more work to do tweaking css instead of designing world-class experiences.  Please, for the love of Jobs, KILL SAFARI!  Use Firefox!  It’s open source!  Everyone loves it.  It’s a good browser.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!  I am on my virtual knees begging you!  KILL SAFARI!
  2. WordPress 2.2 does not suck.  Overall it’s good.  HOWEVER, since upgrading, I get a javascript error when trying to write a post.  Its in tiny_mce_gzip.js (return this.contentWindow.document;).  I have no idea.  What I do know is that I can’t write a post.  Even in firefox, I get these errors “inst has no properties”. (getCSSClasses)  Again, I have no idea.  But I don’t like it.  I am waiting for a jQuery plugin to replace the editor.  I am not pleased.
  3. Additional Safari issue.  It’s very sensitive to well-formed HTML.  I had some bad nesting and it looked god-awful in Safari.  Everything else looked ok.  It means that, when dealing with a public site, you gotta validate your HTML.  One error I got in the validator was the”rel” wasn’t a valid attribute for a DIV.  This is a bummer.  Suggestion to the W3C.  Please make a couple of freeform attributes!  Like custom1, custom2, customer3.  It would solve so many problems to just have a couple of custom fields!  A little help over here, huh?
  4. Firebug is great, I wish that Microsoft would improve their IE Dev Tool bar to keep up.

2 Replies to “Debugging Notes”

  1. The site looks great. My only negative comment is that when you enlarge something and it automated, it goes a bit quickly and than it seems to blend in too much with the regular page (which is not the background). Maybe the back part should dim or something to show depth. Otherwise it looks very nice.

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