Some web dev I am–thanks to google adwords I on this very site I only just noticed an advert by microsoft for downloading IE8… Not how I should have found out about it but it beats not knowing at all, I guess.
I wonder how many issues this will introduce and how complicated my life will soon become… grab it if you have to (no follow link via google)
*update* as I went over to my Microsoft Virtual PC in order to test IE8, I accidentally loaded this site in IE6 and IT WAS HORRIBLE. In particular, it failed to inherit the width of the main content div so it spilled and defaced the site each time any code got posted (affected were code, blockquote and pre tags). Sigh… apologies, reparations have been done now, I just tend to ignore IE6 even though it still amounts to almost 15% of visitors… Even though it has been fixed in part, I should perhaps think of a gentler degradation for IE6 users, one that offers them a chance to upgrade what is now an 8 years old system…
Speaking of IE6 quirks, I had to do a semantic tab system for mootools 1.11 the other day and discovered how IE6 completely messes up the display of LI elements in an ordered list when having nested elements, spilling to the whole available space on the current line instead. The only fix for this is to float the children elements as well… For example:
<li style=”float: left”><strong>this is some text</strong></li> won’t just assume the text’s width, it will span over the whole available width and will push down a line the next LI. You need to float the strong as well in order to achieve the desired effect… Pants!