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I am back on my soap box in regard to Internet Explorer, yet again.

I have been setting up Alsace Photoblog. I had my template uploaded with my buttons and site counter all set for a few days now. I didn’t think to check the blog in IE. The template looked great in Firefox.

Just a few hours ago, I checked out Alsace Photoblog in IE. The template looked like crap. Instead of having the nice brown header, the header was all white. There were no categories or archives showing. I could not see anything that I had added into the template. I could not even sign into the administration side because the login was missing. The only thing showing on the frontpage of the blog was the pictures and the About page link. When I clicked on the About link, all the missing navigation from the front page magically appeared and so did my add ons.

This was the worst IE experience I have had so far. I just can’t believe that the whole blogs frontpage was so screwed up in IE only. Like I said, the blog was beautiful in Firefox and in Opera (I checked Opera after I saw it all messed up in IE).

I had to upload a new template after searching for half an hour to find one that I liked. Luckily, I think the new template is nice because it is so light and airy that the pictures are the main focus. Good for a photoblog.

Bad thing is I had already searched for hours to pick out the first template and then had to upload it and tweak it. All for nothing.

I am just pissed that, again, I had to waste time working around IE.

AGAIN and again!

I just wish they would get their act together or better yet…everyone use another browser.
Please, please, please….try another browser. Click on the browsehappy image above and give another browser a shot. It is ridiculous that IE doesn’t even try to join the modern world because they think no one will switch.

Switch! Teach them a lesson.

I only use the best if I can especially if it is FREE. IE is not the best browser and there are many other FREE browsers that are much, much better.

Whew. Now, that I have that off my chest I feel much better.

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  • cj February 22, 2006, 8:52 pm

    :) I really like firefox…. and wont go back to IE – EVER. Incidently I tried IE on my mac the other day and the program froze. I took it as a sign from GOD not to use it ever again.

  • Pumpkin Pie February 22, 2006, 11:09 pm

    I am so with you on that one. I have had it with IE…I only check to make sure my blog looks ok in it because so many people still use it.

  • Alison February 23, 2006, 1:54 pm

    I hate, hate, HATE IE. Hate it.

    One of my biggest gripes is that it will take you to the French version of a site (like Typepad, for instance) by default. “You’re in France, you MUST be French!”

    Gah! That is so annoying!

    Seriously, I get all twisty inside when I think of IE. *shudder*

  • Carlos Ferreira February 23, 2006, 7:21 pm

    Petite astuce pour IE/Windows. Si vous voulez qu’IE respecte vos couleurs de liens sur les liens-images, il serait utile d’ajouter dans la feuille de style les lignes suivantes :

    a:link img { border-color:#666; }

    a:visited img { border-color:#696969; }

    a:hover img { border-color:#c00; }

    Quant à l’infobulle sur les images qui est différente sur MSIE/Windows, ce serait bien de mettre l’attribut title plutôt dans la balise “img”. S’il n’y a que l’attribut “alt”, c’est son texte qu’IE affichera, s’il y a “alt” et “title”, il affichera le texte du “title”. Le texte alternatif n’est censé être utilisé que lorsque l’image ne peut pas être affichée par le navigateur. Idiot IE, idiot.

    Sorry but my english is really bad.

    I’ll now resume my expat-blogs reading, wether they’re americans/US citizens in France or French expats in the US. ;-)

  • buzzgirl February 23, 2006, 7:56 pm

    I did it! Last night, I downloaded Firefox at home. I’d used it at a previous job, but never got around to it at home. What a difference! I visited some of my “regular reads,” and was able to see features – like photos in banners – that simply looked like empty space in IE. Amazing! I’m glad you kept harping about it…I mean that in a good way!

  • Pumpkin Pie February 23, 2006, 11:06 pm

    Way to go, Buzzgirl ANd about time! ;)

  • Pumpkin Pie February 27, 2006, 5:13 pm

    Carlos,
    I will have a whole lotta fixing for IE and really at this point just don’t care. It is not my problem but theirs.

    Why is it that nothing must be done special for Firefox or Opera? IE is a big big pain…competition is good for them ;)

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