After digging out my old Sony Vaio sinking under dust bunnies, and many freaking hours of trial and error with the footer, I finally fixed the freaking footer for the foul Internet Explorer. I re-coded the whole layout twice thinking that it’s a float error, only to find out that it was a measly padding problem that plagued my precious footer. (Alliteration, much?)
Seriously, Microsoft, it’s impossible for a Mac user to code for Internet Explorer since you stopped producing IE for the Mac. Yes, I know there is a nifty tool called IE NetRenderer, which job is to enable Mac users to view screenshots of their sites rendered through Windows IE. But honestly, a screenshot is no match for the real page. I can’t freaking see how the footer ends even on a page with no content.
If you think by halting IE production for the Mac, you will lure Mac web designers into using RAM-eating Windows Vista, you are dead wrong, my friend. In the end, we will get fed up enough to stop coding for IE altogether and your troublesome browser will lose all of what little the browser market share you have left.
In case you haven’t noticed, the number of IE users in the past few years have been exponentially decreasing. 99% of my visitors in my old sites have been surfed and served via IE. Now 4 years later, it’s dropped to a mere 29%. Hmm, I wonder why? Oh yeah! IE-less Mac users have increased exponentially; Firefox, Opera and Safari can read code more efficiently and compliantly. So, if you want to stay in the game, please, please, bring back IE to the Mac, and improve on its code rendering.
Do you, designers, find cross-browser coding a pain too?
Special thanks to Iva, for pointing out the footer problem on IE.