cant help but question my own sanity when i spend 5 minutes verifying that things work in FF/IE8/Chrome
only to spend 10 minutes testing in IE6, 20 minutes locating and implementing the workaround when it
inevitability renders wrong in IE6, then another half hour getting the page to render the way it was in
FF/IE8/Chrome before the IE6 workaround code was added then another 8 hours trying to forget the pain in
the a** that is righting code that degrades well to a browser that was replaced 3 years ago that for
some reason people want to cling to even though there are far superior browsers out there
I'm also wondering why developers keep testing websites on IE6 (and why software makers tested their
prorgams on w98 so long for the same matter).
I'm positive that a website will look fine on IE6 even if never tested on this browser. But that's up to the user to adapt and update to the new technologies. Not the opposite because that's the only way technology evoluates.
As a matter of habit, one or two conditional comments can be added without spening hours testing the baby on a dozen of browsers.
One thing is to add a few lines of wellknown code for the most important stuffs (which will make it 99% compatible), another thing is to toroughly test the whole thing for days on every IE flavors.
thats a quote from the linked article not me -hench why i put it in quote tags (and thats not my handle either)
Sorry, I was too lazy to make two quotes encapsulated. Sorry too for mispelling your name.
most CSS is not about bells and whistles. It's basic style information
Yes and problems arise when you try to do bells and wisthles in css.
The problem is that web developers create webpage like they would create a software, with more code than content.
The web space is a simple content display medium by essence. There is no point in reinventing the wheel.
Utter nonsense. I've made interactive stuff, and none of it has been advertising.
I apreciate that but... keep that talk for yourself. On many websites the only interractive stuffs seem to be adds.
another site of mine, SeaMonkey.be, doesn't render properly on IE6 because it doesn't support the CSS min-height property. And that's a very basic design.
And... what "min-height" was used for? I visited your page and indeed it's very simple, so I'd bet that it would be still visitable on IE6 (eventhought it's not 100% the way you wanted it in the smallest details - but who give a ****, huh?
) thought I didn't have the leasure to test it now on my IE6 PC yet.
Offtopic: You should do something about the mouseover menu (in dark blue) because it disapear if the mouse doesn't move directly on the menu. If the move cross an area outside the mouseover menu, the latter disapears. Took me 5 tries to succeed clicking on this menu.
Edited by Fredledingue, 10 August 2009 - 02:23 PM.