Browsers and Form Tags

Let me just go on record as saying that I hate all web browsers. Why? Just you try to design a page that has a functional text field with accompanying form tags, and an inline image submit button, and try to make that sit in a semi-precise layout that looks good on both Netscrape and Micro$loth Intermittent Exploder. I often ask myself why I even bother to try and make this work any more. Each freakin’ browser does weird shit when you add a form tag to the HTML. This is supposed to be an invisible, non-rendering tag, and yet each browser has it’s own little way of screwing up your design once it detects that this tag is somehow embedded in your layout. At least Mozilla/Gecko gets it right most of the time. Don’t even get me started on what Opera and OmniWeb did here.

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I swear, this is the one issue that will make any web designer go nuts. Trying to find a common ground between web browsers and still have an exciting design. (Read: Still have a site that has pictures and tables.)