Adventures of a Summer Intern: Volumes II-VII

As I make my second post in this series, we find ourselves deep into the hot, Arizona summer. The weekly posts suggested by Bob faded quickly into bi-monthly posts. So let’s get caught up, shall we?

Over the past month there has been a lot of action around here. We’re closing up several smaller projects and getting a move on a few new, larger-scaled ones. I’ve been able to contribute to six different websites doing various design and development tasks. I’ve created WordPress and Magento templates, worked on WordPress and Magento administration and installation tasks, written custom PHP for a few websites and worked a lot with CSS and simple designs.

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The IE Temptation: Phasing Out Internet Explorer 6 Support

Internet Explorer 7 represented a step forward for “mainstream” browsing. Microsoft worked to fix a lot of the epic fails in CSS implementation that IE 6 had brought upon itself and those around it. There are a few departures from the standards and further from how Firefox handles things, but they’re farther and fewer in between and don’t impact us *too* much on a day-to-day.

Still, instead of developing for Firefox and Internet Explorer, we’re developing for FF, IE6 *and* IE7. Cheers. Add to the fact that IE6 has some serious flaws including its lack of transparent PNG support without getting all hacky, different JavaScript implementations and limitations on what you can do with AJAX calls, et cetera, and it becomes a significant burden to develop for. It doesn’t help that you can only have one version of IE installed on a Windows-machine, or the other, without, again, getting terribly hacky. Just watch your workflow take a hit there.

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Posted in: Design, Development