Web Standards Just Aren’t That Standard


The site in IE7One of our users sent us an e-mail today with a screenshot of our site in IE7.

Wow, we look screwy in it – graphics in the margins, overlapping text, incredibly weird spacing, pictures of unicorns and grazing antelopes appearing for some reason…

Of course, it’s probably way too early to start optimizing for IE7, and I’m sure changes will be made pre-release, but the vast disparities between 6 and 7 still concern me.

There’s already enough to worry about between IE, FireFox, Safari, and Opera. If there are differences between IE and IE, what good are standards anyway?

You’d think that web standards should be, well… standard. If only there were a group of some sort that addressed issues like this…


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