opera development resources & the 'open the web' project
Someone recently suggested that Opera needed to provide developer resources, similar to Netcape in days gone by. Oddly enough, Opera already does; it's not that the resources aren't there, it's just that many developers are willing to bitch that their site broke in Opera but they're not willing to fix it.
- Web Developer Resources:
tips and information about Opera and Web standards in general.
- Opera Developer's corner, including some specifics like:
While looking around at these resources, I noticed this: Open the Web:
Have you had problems displaying a site in Opera or received a message saying that you are using an unsupported browser? In most cases, these problems occur on sites that use non-standard code or that fail to correctly recognize Opera.
Poor browser sniffing like that is really annoying. I frequently get told my browser is "old" and "not advanced enough for this site", when I know for certain Opera works just fine! Interestingly enough the same pages are often whitelisting IE and Netscape and excluding everything else. Not the end of the world if there's a "proceed anyway" link, but generally there isn't one.