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    Ie 5.5

    Should I be making sure my website looks ok in IE 5.5?
    Only 3-5% of my visitors use it and I think they should upgrade. I

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    Do you have more info about them? like their geographical location etc...
    Do you think you can afford to loose those 3-5%?

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    It depends. You should still make the site usable to IE5.5, but I see no reason to vigorously test to make sure that they see the exact same thing as IE6&7/FF/etc.
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    I think the 3 to 5% can be lost, but why would they use such an old browser.
    I find it hard to test for IE 5.5 since I don't have the browser. I used browser cam but only for screen shots so I can't test the usability of the site in IE 5.5.
    I guess I can understand why people are still using an 800 x 600 screen resolution but IE 5.5.

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    Hi,

    It takes little effort to actually make ie5.5 behave like ie6 and the main issue are just the box model hacks.

    I wouldn't waste loads of time on it but as long as its usable then that's fine. It doesn't matter if its the odd pixel out. However I can usually get ie5.5. as good as ie6 without too much hassle.

    IE5 is a little harder to get right but most of the time it will be usable and that would be good enough for me.

    You can download the multiple IE versions from here. They are a little prone to crashing but work fine just for testing the look of a layout. I couldn't live without them now that I have ie7 installed because I need to test on ie6 and 5.5. constantly.

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    Yeah it does work but IE creates big margins when they should be flush together.
    Thanks also for the link to install multiple versions of IE. This has been an issue for me not being able to test properly since IE automatically updated the version when installed.

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    Yeah it does work but IE creates big margins when they should be flush together.
    You lost me there lol To what are you referring or was it just a general thing

    Thanks also for the link to install multiple versions of IE.
    Yes they are very useful especially now that ie7 needs to be tested also.

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    Sorry IE5.5 creates a big gao between the two columns I created when in every other browser they appear fit perfectly together with no gap at all

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    Sorry IE5.5 creates a big gao between the two columns I created when in every other browser they appear fit perfectly together with no gap at all
    I could probably fix that for you if you showed me the code. It's likely to be one of a few little issues that could be corrected with an appropriate hack


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