Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 16:56 UTC
Internet Explorer As it turns out, Google's idea of silently and automatically updating web browsers for security's sake is actually a pretty darn good idea - Chrome is pretty much always up-to-date. Microsoft agrees with this, and has announced it's going to automatically update Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06


vast majority of cases


Yet there are still enough cases where the web developer has to use dirty hacks and hoops to get a page to display in IE when it displays fine in FF, Chrome and Safari. Granted, in other cases FF has caused grief and dirty hacks. It's not like it doesn't have room for improvement also but it's grief has been far less frequent.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It depends ... I have zero complaints with IE8.

TBH I can write cross browser CSS without hacks, you know how?

I actually try to understand what the browser is doing instead of throwing a fit and resorting to an alternative stylesheet. After a while you actually know what it is doing pretty quickly and how to fix it.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

IE6 and IE7 where the topics of conversation. IE8 has been pretty good so far for us also. And no fits needed to fix things either.

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