Preparing for IE 8 Was Suprisingly Easy

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We’ve known IE 8 was coming for a while.  Last week I was warned by our network engineer that IE 8 he was actively supressing its distribution around campus.  We knew we were going to have issues, so some of our core team gathered together to figure out what they were.

I have to say we were surprised at our findings.  Making our browser specific IE 7 CSS effect only IE 7, fixed the bulk of our display issues.  Generally speaking this means that IE is now rendering nearly identically to Firefox 3, and Safari.

We ended up having around 6 minor display issues to clean up, but over all this is some great news.  We should be able to release IE 8 to our campus next week sometime.

May 20, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Technology

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