I have previously posted here on my lack of approval for Apple's iLife demoware. The iLife product looks great in demos and then produces content that can't be viewed on any other platform than OSX.
Well this time it is Microsoft's turn to take the stick. I have been playing around with updating my website. I want to do it using ASP.NET and use the standard 'out of the box' controls. You can see what I have produced so far here http://www.roodyn.com/roodnet2.
This looks great using IE 6 on Windows XP. In FireFox or Safari it doesnt work quiet so well. It looks like the menu control doesn't scale correctly in FF and totally doesnt work in Safari. The contents don't scale in either FF or Safari. Image alignment doesn't work in FF.
I am only using the standard controls and I am building a v. simple site. I am impressed by the tiny amount of code I have to write to create this site. I am very dissapointed it doesn't just work on all browsers. I could understand there might be issues if I was doing something 'clever' but a basic site like this should just work.
If Microsoft carries on building tools like this then they don't deserve the loyalty of web developers.