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IE driving me insane!!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

I am busy preparing the new web site for Placid Systems.
And of course being a true geek, I had to use the latest and greatest method of designing websites, CSS.

Ok, so first i spent a few days getting to know the css 'box model' and it all seemed pretty simple.
That is before i ran into the beast called IE.

I dont know who implemented CSS support in IE, but 'May he burn in hell'!!!
Seriously, IE is driving me insane! CSS code which seems perfectly logical and works absolutely fine in Firefox just doesnt seem to work in IE!
I always end up getting strange layouts like elements lying on top of each other instead of side by side.
And then begins the guessing game, where i have to keep putting random pieces of css in my code and trying until IE shows it correctly. The code needs to be random cause by then i would have already tried every logical method and failed.

There are so many pages where i have gotten so pissed off and just used tables to get it working in IE.

Although I have never liked IE, and never use it for browsing, my hatred for it this time has goen through the roof. I detest IE. I really hate spending the amount of time I have to just to make things work with IE. The world would be a better place if everybody used firefox.
posted by Prashant Deva, 10:01 AM


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