Regular reader and all around good guy Matt Pellerin pointed out to me today that the new blog theme I installed over the weekend is rendering the blog header differently in Internet Explorer 6 than it is in IE7 or Firefox.
You should see this:
But if you use IE6, you see this:
Apparently, IE6 renders the CSS code differently than either IE7 or Firefox. Thanks Bill Gates and team…
There are a few options here:
1) I could
fix hack the CSS to correct the rendering in IE6. Problem is, that lies beyond my technical skills. If anyone out there has an easy answer, I’m all ears…
2) IE6 users can upgrade to IE7 (it’s free).
3) Better yet, IE6 users can switch to Firefox (also free).
4) IE6 users can live with it.
IE8 is going to be rolling out soon, which should help relegate IE6 to the trash bin where it belongs. But there will always be hold outs (three people visited here last month using IE 5.01)
About 67% of our blog visitors use IE, and about 31% of them use IE6. So if my math is right, roughly 21% of all our visitors are using IE6 and seeing this goofy header.
Sorry about that… I’ll work on it as I can.
But really, upgrade!