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IE smokes crack

No, really, it does smoke crack cocaine!Aaaargh! The style sheet changes I made completely mess up the display of this site in IE. It seems to barf on tag names that it doesn’t understand (ie any tag that isn’t HTML), and thus ignores any line with them in. Thus, many of the page elements were unstyled. Mozilla, of course, was perfectly happy.
This isn’t the first change I’ve had to make because of IE – I had to fix a horizontal scrolling bug in February, and a bug with the calendar back in December.
Did I ever tell you how much I hate that browser?


  1. Mmmm, blue. 🙂 ID needs to die, as far as I’m concerned.

  2. Designing a site with compassion – that is, for any and all browsers – is such a pain! Then again, designing to current standards leaves people out. (Say, how can I buy shares of Neil’s World? James Joyner seems to have snapped them all up.)

  3. The only way you can buy more is if someone sells. I might sell a few of mine if/when my share price goes up.
    I know what you mean about designing sites though. I work almost exclusively with Mozilla, since most of the time any site that works with Mozilla will work with IE. It’s just that I tend to find out the hard way which things only work in Mozilla…
    Actually, designing to the standards is usually the best way forward. About 98% of web users have a browser that conforms to standards, and most sites (this included) will still render on older browsers – it just won’t render quite so well. But it will still be readable.