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PNGs in IE6: You get what you’ve got.

Monday (16/3/09), 5:41 pm. 23 comments.

With the redesign on its way and actually in the browser testing stage now, I’ve had the fortune to spend a few quality hours debugging IE as of late. Generally I don’t have too many un-fixable issues with the browser and any PNG issues can be easily solved with a filter or some JavaScript, but today’s pushed me over the edge.

Why it’s usually no biggie.

As I’m sure you are aware, IE 6 doesn’t fully support transparent PNGs and generally display them with ugly gray backgrounds. Generally this can be solved by using a filter that IE does support as follows:

filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src="theimage.png", sizingMethod="crop");

There’s also a brilliant solution that avoids the filter and can be used through the DD_belatedPNG script.

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Thoughts & Criticisms on Browsers of Past and Present: Drop IE6?

Thursday (4/9/08), 1:12 pm. 6 comments.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, lately there’s been a lot of talk about abandoning IE6.

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