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    SitePoint Zealot EOBeav's Avatar
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    Browser testing

    Hi everybody. I installed a WordPress blog today, and found a really nice layout to go with it. I was able to personalize it just by minimally tweaking the stylesheet. For a quick job, I'm happy with it.

    My issue is that, when I checked it out in browsershots.org, I found that it holds together in everything but IE5 and IE5.5, where it falls apart pretty badly. Is it time to finally say "screw it" to those two browsers, and just design for IE6 and above (along with the FF, Safari, etc...)? Or is it still important to make a consideration for them?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
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    I think it's important to still have it running for IE 5 as well as 6, cause the regular internet ussers are not too familiar with updates and still allot of people use old versions of IE etc, so try to make it as compatible with as many versions as possbile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EOBeav View Post
    Is it time to finally say "screw it" to those two browsers, and just design for IE6 and above (along with the FF, Safari, etc...)? Or is it still important to make a consideration for them?
    I think so. Just don't serve them any style at all:

    Code:
    @import "style.css"/**/;

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    It depends on who the market for the blog is. If it's a personal blog then I wouldn't worry too much.

    If it's a business blog then I'd try to sort it out - it's not usually too hard to fix for IE5/5.5 - depending on what exactly it's doing!
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    I don't code for IE5 or IE5.5 anymore. I state that before starting any project. I do make sure that it doesn't break badly, but I don't go out of my way to make sure that it looks 100% like it does in other browsers.

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    Forget IE5


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