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jQuery Dropping Support for IE6, IE7 and IE8 – Mixed Emotions

jQuery Dropping Support for IE6, IE7 and IE8 – Mixed Emotions

I came across this article from the jQuery blog, talking about future updates to version 1.9 and 2.0. jQuery 1.9 (early 2013): We’ll remove many of the interfaces already deprecated in version 1.8; some of them will be available as plugins or alternative APIs supported by the jQuery project. IE 6/7/8 will be supported as today. jQuery 1.9.x (ongoing in 2013 and beyond): This version will continue to get fixes for any regressions, new browser bugs, etc.

Internet Explorer 8 – The Drama Begins

What Does IE 8 Mean To Developers? Personally, I'm ecstatic that Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8. The great part is that they've stuck it in the Windows Automatic Updates and they've already started rolling it out Windows users. I damn near threw a party to celebrate. Of course, we won't be seeing the real benefits for a while (maybe for a few years, even), but the point is, the process has begun.

Round Corners With jQuery and CSS

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So you're all grown up and want Rounded Corners on your site. There's just one small problem: the normal rounded corners implementation comes with tons of divs used for styles and you've got your fellow web developers screaming down your neck about web semantics.

So what's this funky semantics thing? Basically, we're looking for a separation of styles and data. We want to keep all the styles in the CSS style sheets and all the data in the XHTML files. Now, I've been known to be flexible on this a bit, however it is a great idea with a purpose and in this case, it actually helps us out a ton.

Ignore Me - Take The Easy Way Out

There are two jQuery plugins that can do this instantly, aptly named jQuery Corners and jQuery Corner. Yeah, I know totally different, right? They vary slightly in terms of their capabilities (anti-aliasing, background images, etc.). So if you're not up to the heavy lifting or your requirements are very light (just basic rounding) these plugins more than fit the bill.

HSBC Direct Doesn’t Support Firefox 3.0 – Another Reason To Dump IE 6.0

Before I start bashing Internet Explorer 6.0, I'd like to share a story with you. I've had a high yields savings account at HSBC Direct for some time now. Now I think I know why I haven't experienced many user issues with their website before. I also use ING Direct Savings Account and Electric Orange Account for some of my banking, you know all eyes in one basket and that stuff.

WordPress 2.5+ Upload Image Error – Finally Fixed!

I know I've mentioned it before, but I've had some problems with WordPress 2.5 and their new image upload. Now I know there have been many, many, many, (well let's just say a lot) of posts and articles about how to fix this problem. But, none of them seemed to work for me. Most of them just go into the basics: setting folders with the right permissions, etc. My Set Up I won't go into detail, but I think being on Dreamhost has something to do with it, because trying all this on my local PC with XAMPP Lite on Windows XP.

Blog Theme Designers Given Up on IE 6?

Lately, I've decided to switch themes on a few of my blogs. So I started looking around for some themes that are nice and simple enough. I found about five (5) candidates and that were nice, simple and not too loud. To my surprise none of these themes worked in Internet Explorer 6.0. It seems that, lately, blog theme designers are saying a big old “screw you IE 6.0” and I don't blame them.

IE Hack: CSS Centering – Another Reason I Hate Internet Explorer

So here's another common Internet Explorer CSS hack that's pretty popular and not too ugly. Here's The Problem ie-css-min-height-hack This is how normal people horizontally center block elements using CSS: You slap on a width (I mean, that should be obvious enough right?). Then you set the left and right margins to auto, and Voilà, centered! body #box { margin: 0 auto; width: 780px; } Well except in Internet Explorer and some older browsers.

Make Your Web Site Not Suck In Internet Explorer – IE CSS Min-Height Hack

Now it's not surprise to anyone out there that I hate Internet Explorer. No I mean I really hate it! One of the reasons that I hate it so much is that it's buggy. Call it whatever you want, maybe it's too forgiving on bad HTML or CSS, but whatever their intentions are (forgiving sloppy code or just too lazy to interpret code right) it causes tons of problems. The Min-Height Problem I know a lot of you have had this problem in the past.

JQuery, Prototype, and MooTools Benchmark – SlickSpeed

Introduction Before I even start, let me state that I'm a JQuery fan. Ever since I've started with JavaScript frameworks I've weighed the pros and cons, and trust me there are a lot. You'll always find people arguing Prototype, JQuery or MooTools. I went with JQuery because it could do all that I wanted with the least amount of bloat. I'm sorry, Prototype may do a hell of a lot, but I don't think that I could make enough use or that 100 KB to justify it.

Browsers Have Multiple Personalities, Your Designs Should Too

One thing that has plagued me as a designer for many years is the ability to test my designs in multiple web browsers. Back in the day, computers came with Internet Explorer 5.5 and that's it. Installing a later version would always overwrite the previous one, so it became difficult to test my designs properly. The Easy Guys - Netscape and Opera Testing in Netscape is rather easy. You can download and install multiple versions of Netscape and they have no interaction with each other as long as you install them to different folders.