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Designing in Css for internet explorer
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 10:47 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Over the last few momths ive been busy putting together for the school i work at. Looking pretty tasety but due to my lack of preperation and general "rushing" ive neglected to view it in internet explorer 5 or less, works brill in IE6 & 7Beta,firefox and opera but terrible in IE5 or less. I have a small few sites currently live and have been checking out the Stats and see that around 1% of my traffic use internet explorer 5 or less so im wondering wether its relevant to start a big change now and start ammending for IE5. Anyone got any tips or advice?



 11:00 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

For 1% or less I say don't bother :) Fixing for IE5 is easy enough if you know what you're doing and have allowed for it from the start, but retrofitting fixes can be a pain.


 11:11 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Perhaps if i validate the CSS and html i stand a better chance?


 1:21 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Oh yes, you should do that anyway. If you do have any specific problems we can help with feel free to post them up.


 2:20 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

If it makes you feel better, my CSS abilities have been subcontracted by several large design houses. The majority of the clients I work for (these design houses) only wish for their sites to look great in IE browsers 5+, Netscape and Opera 7+. Anything else is just gravy - they aren't concerned about it because they don't get enough traffic.

Besides, if you're *really* concerned about it, you can do as suggested and validate - but also add in a conditional comment so you can target the older IE browsers. Simple enough to do.


 11:48 am on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

just a small update,

attempted to begin validating my code, mega errors so decided to begin building again. Sad i know but sometimes it the only way, its not the first time. Site looking great in Firefox (my favourite browser) IE 5+ and opera so im uber happy. Also encorporating the commnet hacks for relevant browsers, honestly was never really very aware of the added benefits of this. Learning curve



 12:47 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

But the learning curve is the fun bit! :)


 9:47 am on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

can anyone tell me how to hide css from internet explorer 6 but show for IE 5?


 11:45 am on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

<!--[if IE 5]>
<style type="text/css"></style>

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