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MSNBC.com redesign initially blocks out Safari users

updated 08:45 am EST, Mon December 22, 2003

MSNBC.com with Safari

MacNN readers note that the redesigned website initially did not provide support for Apple's Safari browser, however, the company has since enabled the browser: "it seems like they were going out of their way to block apple's browser, safari. i clicked on the year in pictures link off of their homepage and was sent to this page. This goes along with none of their videos--that used to work before the redesign--being accessible. with everyone moving to W3C standards for designing websites why are they intentionally blocking out Mac users." Update: Readers also note problems with some of the multimedia files on the website, including the Flash-based image albums and the WMP video files.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    wc3?

    don't you mean wd-40? oh, you mean w3c!

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    ?

    I love how people just assumed they wanted to "block out Mac users"... not everything is about us.

    MSNBC's website has always been poorly designed and implimented, even if it's viewed on a PC.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Wouldn't it be nice...

    ... if websites were like television signals ... viewable on any brand of Television (er... browser).

    Whoops, just woke up ... forgot it's a 'Microsoft' world out there!

    Maybe it'd be a good thing if my Sony TV couldn't watch any Microsoft commercials because they weren't compatable?!!!

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    they should take a tip...

    ...from IGN, who just makes each page painfully slow - like a minute - to load on Safari. Much sneakier (if you subscribe to conspiracy theories).

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Yeah F**kers!

    It's just a Flash file... What is not usable on Safari about that. -total bullsh*t

    Here's the page it's skipping, you can click the launch slideshow button to view.

    http://www.msnbc.com/modules/yip03/launch_page.swf?noCache=284

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    re: they should take a ti

    And what is IGN?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    this surprises people why

    whether it was intentional or just poor design...
    this suprises people why???

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Wake up...

    Just in case some of you people didn't know...

    That "MS" in "MSNBC" stands for "Microsoft".

    And yet you seem surprised that it's not compatible with other browsers and platforms?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Re: surprises

    Who said anyone was surprised?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Um...you are so wrong

    " I love how people just assumed they wanted to "block out Mac users"... not everything is about us."

    I wrote to MSNBC complaining and their answer was...

    "MSNBC does NOT support any other platforms except for Windows."

    You draw your own conclusions.

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