Ladies & Gentlemen. Please listen carefully. What I am about to say is so important I feel that I want to type it in caps. Rather than inflict caps lock on you, I’m going to trust that you are paying attention.
Internet Explorer version 6 and below does not render CSS properly.
Therefore instead of the navigation bar on my blog looking the way it is supposed to look – which is like this –
It looks like this –
I don’t have to tell you that clearly something is very wrong with Internet Explorer 6 and below because the picture clearly tells the story. I could fix it so that it looks ok in Internet Explorer 6, but you know something? Why should we web designers have to do a lot of work to fix something that isn’t our fault, but is the fault of a defective browser?
My website looks exactly how it is supposed to look in every other browser except for Internet Explorer 6 and below. I know this because I have tested it. You can test yours at Browsershots.
And you know what else? People using Internet Explorer 6 or below?
You should upgrade. NOW.
Drop what you’re doing and click on this link to upgrade your defective web browser!
Alternatively, you should switch to Mozilla Firefox which actually works properly – and always has done. You won’t believe how different the internet looks when you see it the way web designers intended. Firefox even does automatic upgrades these days, so you will never ever have to worry about downloading another upgrade yourself again – it will tell you it needs to upgrade, and you just click yes. It does not get any easier.
This topic annoys me so much it makes me want to swear. You see how I restrained myself from saying lots of rude words? I’m not sure how much longer I can keep doing that, so upgrade today. ;)