Re: Web sites that discuss IE gotchas?

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Subject: Re: Web sites that discuss IE gotchas?
Posted by:  Bergamot (bergam…@visi.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006

Neil Cherry wrote:
>
> Can anyone point me to site that explain how to design around IE's
> problems?

IE6 has many CSS troubles. The best way to avoid them is to start with
clean, semantic markup - HTML 4.01 Strict is recommended. And Keep It
Simple, especially if you are not very fluent in CSS. You can gradually
move to more complex designs as your skill level increases. Just don't
try to bite off more than you can chew - you'll only end up with a mess,
probably in all browsers not just IE.

Understanding how the various positioning methods and the box model are
*supposed* to work goes a long way to avoiding problems in general, so
please learn these first. The specs are at
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html

IE's quirks are triggered by a variety of conditions so you have to take
them individually when figuring out a resolution. The 2 best sources for
identifying the cause and work-around(s) are
http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer.html
http://www.quirksmode.org/bugreports/index.html

quirksmode.org lists bugs for all browsers and has JavaScript and HTML
bugs in there as well. There is a section devoted to IE 5-6. Thankfully,
the worst IE6 bugs have been corrected in IE7, but that doesn't mean IE7
is bug-free. No browser is bug-free, of course.

--
Berg

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Web sites that discuss IE gotchas? posted by Neil Cherry on Wed, 27 Dec 2006