Saturday, 1 December 2007

24ways - Christmas for Web Developers

Good morning,

Finally a new issue of 24ways :D ! A very nice and complete roundup concerning PNG24 in IE6 and downwards.

Certainly the use for PNG24 in IE through the Alpha filter gets a bit limited and you will have to size the area that contains the transparent PNG accordingly. The Alpha Transperency filters are not of much help either. Usually i end up using “scale” as the sizing method.
Sofar it has proven good and i have been able to provide PNG24 transparency for client projects that way.

I would not start using Javascript to counter the drawbacks though. In my opinion Javascript should only be added to include functionality, but not cripple it, should Javascript not be available. That might sound as if i am talking back from way 1990, but there are still alot of places (hotels, airports, etc.) that do not allow Javascript in their browsers. Usabilty should have priority before anything.

Dear web developers, enjoy your first issue of 24ways:
Transparent PNGs in Internet Explorer 6 by Drew McLellan

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