Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Exploring for Bugs, Part one

A couple of fixes to the site tonight, which should please visitors still using Internet Explorer 6: 1. Diagnosed and repaired a problem that was preventing the white background image from loading properly on sub pages. Black text on blue is very hard to read, I know. It should be much better now. For those who are interested in such things, it was a simple mistake involving relative paths on the IE specific stylesheet. Now I just need to find time to update the rest of the IE only graphics... 2. Eliminated the Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) bug that was causing the upper menu bar to appear as a vertical, rather than horizontal list while the pages were loading. 3. Repaired the styling on the Masthead for IE 6. This fixes the annoying gab between the children at the top of the page and the content below. More fixes to come in the next few days. As an aside, however, if you are still using IE 6, please consider upgrading to the latest version (8), or switching to Firefox or Safari. You will be much happier with the web. Developers and designers worldwide say "thank you!" in advance.