Internet Explorer

IE is the work of Beelzebub. No support for semi-transparent PNGs. Not standards compliant. Bugged. Slow. Ugh… This browser is an epic pile of suck. Please download Firefox or Opera if you use Windows.

W3 keeps track of browser statistics at this site: According to the data, IE accounts for 35.3% of browsers on the web. In fact, IE6, the bane of all web developers has almost 10% of the browser market. WTF?! Are these people too lazy to go to Mozilla and click download? I just don’t understand.

::rant off::

Coding Madness

Last week I went to the Portland scrap booking convention with my wife. I’ve done this before and I find it incredibly helpful to harness the creative atmosphere to fuel my own web design endeavors. While she cut and cropped, I sat in front of my laptop hacking PHP. I’ve always worked on my homepage with the intent of “finishing” it one day – but I’ve never come close. New technologies and new ideas to implement keep me from my goal. After this last scrap booking event I found inspiration to completely recode my site and move out of the HTML table mindset and join the new XHTML/CSS div tag cult. Well, it’s not exactly new.. but most modern browsers (except M$IE) are now able to render div tags properly, and when combined with CSS – they offer unparalleled utility. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish the recode and if I do perhaps it will finalize the structure of my homepage so I can finally concentrate on content.

Here is an outstanding tutorial on CSS positioning:

IE Sucks

Mood: Very frustrated!

Internet Explorer sucks. Why? Becasue it doesn’t adhere to standards – it is a rogue browser and it needs to be deleted. Micro$haft sucks too! A Much better alternative is Mozilla Firefox. I highly recommend their e-mail client too.