Hmmm, before I made this post, there were 666 posts in total on this blog! Having said that, apparently the “mark of the beast” is actually meant to be something like 626, they added it up wrong. Or, um, something. I don’t know!
Anyway. Yesterday evening was rather annoying – our internet at home was down! This was annoying because I was trying to come up with a new website design for this blog. Which brings me neatly on to the subject of Internet Explorer.
Is anyone else fed up with Internet Explorer, and its lack of CSS support? The web is ready to move on – it’s embracing cool new changes like CSS and XHTML. Things are rapidly changing, a few years ago it was acceptable to have a non-compliant website with table layouts etc. A lot of websites still do (because for a business, these things are often embedded and difficult to change, and there are probably still some layouts which it’s best to use tables for). But today, more and more websites are starting to write W3C standard code (I believe it’s become mandatory for government websites), Accessibility is an issue (check out the WAI homepage), and in general web designers are realising the power that pure-CSS designs can have.
And here, we have poor old Internet Explorer, stuck in the past, still not properly supporting CSS attributes such as “float”… unfortunately, it’s what 80% of internet users use, so you’re forced to make your site look good in IE (well, not really, the current design for phillsacre.me.uk doesn’t actually display properly in IE but that’s just because I can’t be bothered to hack a perfectly good website so it will display properly in a stupid browser). I am absolutely fed up of having to be careful with what CSS I’m going to use because it won’t display properly in Internet Explorer.
Come on, all those of you stuck in the past – use a decent browser such as Mozilla Firefox! Standards are the way forward and Microsoft have got to learn that if they don’t want to play nicely, they’re going to suffer….