In article <E1Li79z-0009Oo-7B(a)pr-webmail-2.demon.net>,
> Taking an example from the site below:
> What aspect of either Netsurf or of the site in question makes the
> layout so appalingly awful in Netsurf? With captions well away from
> the photo in question, and often overlaid and half-obscured by other
> bits or even only the bottom half of the text visible.
The layout is similarly all over the place in Firefox3 on Windows.
it looks like it is the site that has the problem rather than NetSurf.
In Netsurf and Firefox the images 'flow' onto the next 'line', just like
text would if the window wasn't wide enough. IE and Opera display them
side by side, even if that forces people to scroll the window sideways.
I haven't checked what 'the standards' say about that.
The captions have absolute positioning, so they end up more or less
where they were supposed to be. Their visibility depends on the CSS
z-index. I don't know whether Netsurf supports that.
Solution? Use absolute positioning for the images as well or redesign
the site (forcing people to scroll browser windows sideways is evil).