An Open Letter to IE6 for 2009

Dear Internet Explorer 6,

How are you feeling? How was your New Years? Probably a bit lonely I expect, what with people deserting you left and right for your ritzy sibling, IE7, or some of the even more attractive kids on the block like Firefox, Safari and Opera. I know we’ve spent a lot of time together, you and I, but it’s time that I told you something that’s been on my mind for a while.

I don’t think we should see each other any more.


Making Internet Explorer Behave Like a Real Browser

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of cross-browser work (IE 6 + 7, FF and Safari required to function similarly, unfortunately), and I’ve narrowed down my list of hacks/tricks to make Internet Explorer be able to actually render standards-compliant HTML in a manner remotely befitting a modern browser. Here are my list of “go-to” hacks which seem to fix at least 90% of rendering, layout and positioning issues in IE(6|7).