Monday, 24 July 2006

touch of the lash

It is official.

I am a Numpty, Grade 1, Gold Starred.

We have sent out all this marketing material, all this hard work, with the new website address on it - which actually forwards on to the old web host, but substitutes the new address in the address bar.

And what did I do? Or NOT, do, actually?

I didn't check the EFFING thing worked in EFFING IE.

If you will pardon my language.

It forwards beautifully in Firefox. But in IE, it seems to duplicate itself so the page is overlaid again and again upon itself.

All these new clients will have been looking at the beautiful new website - which I have destruction-tested in both Firefox and IE and which renders perfectly at pretty much all resolutions - and to those who use IE, it will look startlingly unprofessional and amateur, all because, actually, I AM startling unprofessional and amateur.

Arse.

B's Mum and Dad are coming down for a couple of days to help us put us the greenhouse.

Argh.

Excuse me, I am going to spend the evening sorting out some additional web hosting; and then getting drunk.

20 comments:

  1. Bugger. I hate bloody useless no standard browser standards. I hate IE most of all.

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  2. I share your pain on a daily basis. Though whilst IE doesn't follow standards, I think it's more the standards fault for not following IE. It became the norm, so I think the standards should adapt to them..

    My personal opinion though, enjoy getting drunk :D

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  3. I share your pain on a daily basis. Though whilst IE doesn't follow standards, I think it's more the standards fault for not following IE. It became the norm, so I think the standards should adapt to them..

    My personal opinion though, enjoy getting drunk :D

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  4. You are so far ahead of me that I can't comment intelligently. (Although I did, after some thought, figure out what IE is.)

    And I still envy you the greenhouse, no matter WHO you have to put up with to get it erected.

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  5. You are so far ahead of me that I can't comment intelligently. (Although I did, after some thought, figure out what IE is.)

    And I still envy you the greenhouse, no matter WHO you have to put up with to get it erected.

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  6. Well, live and learn. I bet that'll never happen again. Pass the wine.

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  7. Well, live and learn. I bet that'll never happen again. Pass the wine.

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  8. Oof. Sorry, darlin'. I hate IE, too, and in fact on my mother's computer (where browsing is done via IE) I was recently appalled to find that my own blog doesn't display right. Argh.

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  9. Oof. Sorry, darlin'. I hate IE, too, and in fact on my mother's computer (where browsing is done via IE) I was recently appalled to find that my own blog doesn't display right. Argh.

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  10. *splutters into coffee on reading Rhys's comment*

    You haven't got shares in Microsoft, have you?

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  11. *splutters into coffee on reading Rhys's comment*

    You haven't got shares in Microsoft, have you?

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  12. Oh dear. Good luck with the drinking; sounds like the only intelligent thing to be done in the circs.

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  13. Ah the joys of webwork! But did you test it in Safari...

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  14. Stag: I haven't. Web Standards became the norm at around 1999, at the time - Microsoft's browser had something ridiculous like 90% of the market share. Anyway, when the first web standards were drafted they chose to completely ignore IE's dominance. It wasn't really an issue until CSS becamse mainstream (lord knows how many times that I've tore my hair out with margin vs. padding), intensified with the rise in Firefox.

    I hate IE, it's technically obsolete, with no PNG support the bane of my life. Unfortunately, with 75% of people using it, we have to design to it.

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  15. Stag: I haven't. Web Standards became the norm at around 1999, at the time - Microsoft's browser had something ridiculous like 90% of the market share. Anyway, when the first web standards were drafted they chose to completely ignore IE's dominance. It wasn't really an issue until CSS becamse mainstream (lord knows how many times that I've tore my hair out with margin vs. padding), intensified with the rise in Firefox.

    I hate IE, it's technically obsolete, with no PNG support the bane of my life. Unfortunately, with 75% of people using it, we have to design to it.

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  16. Hmm, I don't think I agree - Microsoft is notorious for taking a standard and tweaking it just a little bit - cf the SQL used in Access; I don't see why the rest of the world should accommodate their aggressive marketing tendencies. A lot of groups were doing a lot of good work to standardise things long before '99. Microsoft chose not to comply.

    Yes they have a large market share; but monopolies are bad - they stifle creativity and development. Just because a lot of people use something, doesn't mean that it is the most elegant or appropriate solution and compromising standards and effectiveness for their benefit will just make standards less elegant and less effective.

    Yes, we have to design to it - but that doesn't mean that we should abandon designing for other platforms.

    I enjoy the intellectual challenge of coding for different platforms (margins v. padding not withstanding :/); but I am pissed because the site works perfectly on the main '.net' site in both IE and FF - and I believe in Safari, so my Safari-using friend told me :) - however, when users are forwarded on from our other '.co.uk' site, the wierdness happens.

    Urgh. Rant over. I do see your point though, Rhys. I just don't want to see the entire software industry spiral down in to the darkness that is an entirely Microsoft-oriented world :).

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  17. Hmm, I don't think I agree - Microsoft is notorious for taking a standard and tweaking it just a little bit - cf the SQL used in Access; I don't see why the rest of the world should accommodate their aggressive marketing tendencies. A lot of groups were doing a lot of good work to standardise things long before '99. Microsoft chose not to comply.

    Yes they have a large market share; but monopolies are bad - they stifle creativity and development. Just because a lot of people use something, doesn't mean that it is the most elegant or appropriate solution and compromising standards and effectiveness for their benefit will just make standards less elegant and less effective.

    Yes, we have to design to it - but that doesn't mean that we should abandon designing for other platforms.

    I enjoy the intellectual challenge of coding for different platforms (margins v. padding not withstanding :/); but I am pissed because the site works perfectly on the main '.net' site in both IE and FF - and I believe in Safari, so my Safari-using friend told me :) - however, when users are forwarded on from our other '.co.uk' site, the wierdness happens.

    Urgh. Rant over. I do see your point though, Rhys. I just don't want to see the entire software industry spiral down in to the darkness that is an entirely Microsoft-oriented world :).

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  18. I hate IE! And you are right, why should everyone else have to comply with the Microsoft standard?!?

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  19. I'm htinking of changing my Blog's tagline to "Looks crap in Internet Explorer - like I care..."

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  20. I'm htinking of changing my Blog's tagline to "Looks crap in Internet Explorer - like I care..."

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