The Reality of Non-Compliance
This has been a thorn in my side for a long time, absolutely drives me nuts. I used to code (a long time ago) with IE in mind then I was turned on to Standards Compliance in a big way. After reading a lot I realized it was more important than to pander to large corporate products (IE), so I transformed. Now I code Standards Compliant, and add in the "hacks" to make this horrible browser work.
Case In Point? Ok here it is. Electric Red. I coded it to be Standards Compliant, mainly testing on Firefox, the only browser that can say it is. It comes out fine, then the other day I looked at it in IE, and OMG, what a mess. I even looked at it using Opera, and Mother of God what a terrible crap shoot - there's nothing there!
Now, not only do I have to add in a multitude of hacks for IE, but I have to add them for Opera too! Ok so enough of the ranting, I just wish that Microsoft would release a browser that everyone can use! Oh and some other good news, Google has hired Firefox's leader programmer, the lowdown is that they're going to be releasing their own browser.