Friday, January 27, 2006

Internet Explorer - the browser with most rendering bugs

Internet Explorer has the most buggy algorithms when it comes to rendering things on screen.
Continuing to work on my JS Dock, i figured out that IE is most buggy when it comes to rendering PNG images(with more than 256 colors!!!) with transparency/alpha component(though there are workarounds which dont always help!)
Also it has problems with setting the heights of tags using CSS. Firefox renders the same things beautifully and is a visual treat to watch, on the other hand, IE renders it badly, unpredictably oversized DIVs and PNG images with white background, and makes it look ugly.

Check the dock here.

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