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area of your document, close your eyes, and pray it works. It did for me, so I’m sending this along for the rest of the world to use in case for some reason your brand, spanking, new website or really kind of old CSS 2 site is having some scrolling issues with the latest and greatest Internet Explorer Browser 9.
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8;IE=9" />
Put that little tidbit of code in the
First off let me start with saying that normally I speak up for the little guy, IE 6. Usually this is normally followed by me getting daftly beat up by colleagues as I tell them that IE is the BEST Browser today. Generally it starts with getting punched in the face, then someone gets a marker, permanent mind you, and writew all the codes on my forehead that IE has dropped support for and it’s intransitional, malfunctioning quasmonots of do’s and dont’s. At some point a band comes in and starts playing Indie Rock Music that sounds much like music from the 80’s and all the verses sung go, “Firefox. Firefox! FIIIIRRREFOOOOO X!!!” That’s when the cheerleaders come in chanting about the IE standards located on microsoft’s site and yes, one of those cheerleaders is Megan Fox.
Then everyone stops just as they reach their musical end and and in walks Lindsay Lohan to my rescue.
Internet Explorer still has over 66% of browser penetration by Internet users.
Go download IE 9. Don’t worry, there aren’t any perfect browsers and it’s ok. It is. It’s ok that you think that Firefox is the best, I get it.
You see “BEST” is not determined by how great it is, but by it’s visibility and use. And I’m sorry, as hot as Megan Fox is, she’s a lousy actress and her PR people suck. I see Lindsay more often online and in more magazines. So even though a lot of people would say, “But Megan is so much hotter.” She’s just younger. She still doesn’t have the penetration she needs to be qualified as ‘better’. Usually I’d say that’s subjective to the user and the role. But in this case BEST is considered by how many people use it -not just developers. I’m talking about the mommas and pappas of the world too. The Scarlett’s, the Amanda’s and yea, the Lindsay’s. And when Lindsay comes back everyone will frolic to her because you can’t keep beautiful, giant &*^$% down especially when they act so damn well.
So let the beauties fight the browsing war. In the end, as long as we get “Internet” who gives a fuck. In the meantime, fix your site so when Lindsay or anyone visits she doesn’t just shrug your site off to pasteur because your scroll bar sucks.
Oh and at least IE puts out fixes. That’s more than most programmers do.
— Zeus ::)
Apr 20, 2011