MegaZone (zonereyrie) wrote,

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Attention web developers

I found something very cool last night. I've been a Mozilla user for a long time, and I know you can work wonders with XHTML and CSS. One problem - IE's CSS support is moose wang sucking. Say you want a navigation bar at the bottom of the page, and you want it to always be visible. In CSS2 you can put that in a DIV, make it position: fixed; and give it a high z-index and it will float on top nicely. But not in IE. There are JavaScript hacks for this stuff, but it is a pain.

Except today I found this site. And, in particular, his 'IE7' JavaScript library. I've been testing it - and I'm impressed. Basically he's compiled a library that uses JavaScript to emulate proper CSS behavior in IE. All you have to do is install the files on your web server and include the code JS file in your page, and you can use normal, standards compliant CSS. In IE the library handles the b0rken behavior.

I need more time to really look this over - but so far it looks great. If it holds up I'll probably throw a donation his way too, I like to support people who do work like this.
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