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Display issues with IE are solved

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ariadacapo's picture
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Hello,

Good news for sure: I solved all remaining IE display issues last week. It took quite a lot of time and determination but I unexpectedly found them Smiling
This is especially good news knowing that the IE proportion of visits slowly grows, from 15% to around 20-25% now. From our point of view, this is especially positive.

This is all done through code modifications, and there is no "hack". Nothing depends on JavaScript or anything else anymore, it Just Works.
The drawback is that the title logos and graphics are somewhat heavier (non transparent: + 80% weight or so), so take longer to load, but this was definitely worth it.

All I can say is, wee!

Olivier.

libervisco's picture
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Good to hear. Let them IErs

Good to hear. Smiling Let them IErs come see the light. Eye

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Joined: 2006-07-02
Hmm...

Personally, I disagree with modifying stuff (like images etc.) just to suit IE users, but it's your site, so do as you please. Eye On sites I build, nobody cares if IE can/cannot display transparency or not, I just use them regardless and tell people to upgrade to a better browser, or they'll have to navigate the site with some more difficulty. No deal breakers like crippled menu's, but just less than optimal eye-candy/layout.

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in most cases, I'd agree

in most cases, I'd agree with you, 1c3d0g, but this is different - getgnulinux.org is actually targeting the type of people that still use IE. If they come to the site with the one-and-only browser (most of the intended audience I'd say) and see grave rendering bugs, they'll stamp off gnu/linux as stupid, amateur (which it is, but in a neutral sense Eye ), behind, too stupid for web design. That is exactly not what getgnulinux.org intends to do.

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Yes indeed, IE users are

Yes indeed, IE users are never aware it's their browser that doesn't render well - they blame it on "the website". You can either tell them or adapt yourself. In our case it's better to adapt, try imagining the number of Firefox downloads that wouldn't happen if the Mozilla site looked miserable under IE!
Thankfully, the code changes I made were 90% improving the code, clearing it up etc. There is absolutely no hack or tweak or unvalid stuff. The only thing is the title graphics which are a little heavier. There is no otherwise compromise and the website looks identical in both cases.

But I share your antipathy for that browser 1c3d0g. Let's just see IE users [and by extension, Windows users!] as unknowing victims. I for one was once amongst them, so I can hope they're not necessarily all hopeless morons! Smiling

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