I’ve been working on my web design skills for several years now. I’m nothing grand, but I’m not terrible either. My work could probably be accepted here with a little extra elbow grease.
During this time, one quote has consistently come up again and again: “Websites don’t have to look the same in every browser.” I’d be inclined to agree, but all of the designs I’ve created so far just don’t look right if one browser decides to deviate on something by a few pixels. This makes me think it’s a core problem in my design methods, and I’m trying to root it out.
What is the key to designing so that small variations won’t be noticed or make a difference? Is it less fine details (double 1px borders, for instance)? More whitespace? What’s the secret?