Tag Archives: IE

IE: Sucking Hard Since Version 5

This code (extracted from a javascript file) works in every major browser except IE (including IE8):

     $('a[rel*=fancybox]').fancybox({
          'frameWidth' : 500,
          'frameHeight' : 465,
          'hideOnContentClick' : false,
          'centerOnScroll' : true,
     });

This is the fix:

     $('a[rel*=fancybox]').fancybox({
          'frameWidth' : 500,
          'frameHeight' : 465,
          'hideOnContentClick' : false,
          'centerOnScroll' : true
     });

See the difference? Yeah, neither did I. The difference is the last comma in the argument list.

That’s 3 consecutive major versions of IE that have been absolutely crap.  Why anyone continues to use IE is beyond me.  IE: sucking hard since version 5.

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IE8 STILL Doesn’t Support CSS border-radius

I find it absolutely amazing that IE8 doesn’t support border-radius. No wonder more & more people think IE sucks. It’s just ugly.

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First Post from IE7

So, this is my first post to firsttube.com from Internet Explorer 7 (RC1). I have to admit, I really like this browser. Now, it will definitely not replace Firefox on my work PC, but it’s certainly a hell of a lot better than IE6. A HELL of a lot better.

I really do like the mini-tab new tab button. It’s useful. I also REALLY dig the default RSS stylesheet.

It has a ways to go with CSS still. firsttube.com – the admin portion – actually rendered better in IE6. Some of the javascript and style create some weird uninteded effects, such as dynamically displayed divs overlapping out of their container div.

Also, the refresh button KILLS me. It’s on the other side of the address bar, and as far as I can tell, can’t be moved. This is REALLY lame. I hate that.

I sold my Macbook Pro the other night to a fellow geek who wanted to tri-boot Windows, Linux, and the Mac OS. I gave him about a hour and a half tutorial, and he actually kept dropping to the terminal to run commands like a true geek. He was very happy, and has since told me about how happy he is with it.

In the meantime, I bought a new iMac: 20″ with the 256 video card. I’ll need to add some RAM, but in the meantime, it’s going to be awesome.

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Internet Explorer Sucks

I spent about an hour troubleshooting why a stupid popup window wouldn’t work in IE. I tried everything – I renamed the window. I added “void” to the var in the js function calling it. I moved the script inline, and then to a separate script page. I tried everythng, but would always get the same nonsense error:

Error: Invalid argument
Line: 37
Char: 2
Code:0

on file: scripts.js. When I added it inline, it changed to:

Error: Invalid argument
Line: 37
Char: 2
Code:0

file: index.php

The problem? Apparently, IE cannot process a window name if it has a space in it. Ridiculous!

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