I Hate Internet Explorer

Changing blog themes (or in this case, the whole blogging platform), can be a liberating a renewing experience. It can also be a pain in the tuchus. Every time I’ve changed themes, I’ve had to chase down bugs that only show up in Internet Explorer. That browser is a steamy pile of feces and I strongly urge, nay beg, my readers to pick a better one.

A kind reader informed me that the right sidebar is fubar in IE. I’ll try to fix it soon, but I’ll confess it’s a low priority. Might any of you have suggestions for fixing what’s broken? Anyhow, in the meantime, if you’re an IE user, please click this link:

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“While it is true that our implementation is not fully, 100 percent W3C-compliant, our development investments are driven by our customer requirements and not necessarily by standards,” said Greg Sullivan, a lead product manager with the Windows client group.


Comments 7

  1. Peter wrote:

    Also, if you use a Mac, Safari and Camino are excellent choices for some people.

    Posted 10 Feb 2006 at 6:56 pm
  2. Funky Dung wrote:

    I think there’s information about both at BrowseHappy.

    Posted 10 Feb 2006 at 8:09 pm
  3. Mark La Roi wrote:

    Just to commiserate, I am very happy with my blog appearance in FireFox. In IE it looks like a 6 year old did it.

    At night.

    With a scary movie playing in the background.


    Posted 10 Feb 2006 at 9:26 pm
  4. Rob wrote:

    I’ve uploaded instructions to begin fixing the problem. It seems to be the Buttons section that causes the problem, and it might just be the “truth” button.

    Follow what I suggest (making sure you have backup copies of both the tiga original file and the current sidebar.php file — and that they are not overwritten (that’s why I suggest renaming files, btw)) and let me know how it helps — if at all.


    Posted 10 Feb 2006 at 10:16 pm
  5. Rob wrote:

    How much did you lose?

    Posted 11 Feb 2006 at 2:52 am
  6. Funky Dung wrote:

    Lose? Huh?

    Anyhow, it seems to be something to do with a bug in how IE handles CSS, specifically how it handles fixed-width areas. I worked around that problem with my pre-WordPress template by making both the sidebars and the center region percentage widths. I’m not sure how to fix this bug and I’m not really inclined to put a lot of effort into trying. I might just cross my fingers and hope that IE7 doesn’t suck as bad.

    Posted 11 Feb 2006 at 3:56 am
  7. Funky Dung wrote:

    Hooray – it’s reasonably viewable in IE. 🙂 The only remaining bug is a double indent on the left side. It seems to be a known bug, but the workaround I found didn’t do the trick.

    Posted 11 Feb 2006 at 4:25 am

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