IE8, Not So Great (So Far)

IE8, Not So Great (So Far)

I have been eagerly awaiting March 19, 2009 for several months now. New album being released? No. Criterion Collection DVD of one of my favorite films coming out? No. New movie hitting the theatres? Nope. I’m was finally going to get the giant thorn removed from my side. With the release of Internet Explorer 8 on 3-19-09, I was planning on stopping all support of Internet Explorer 6, AKA The Root of All Evil. There would be no more worries about transparent images, no headaches over double margin issues, and no mind boggling float problems. I wish I could attach a dollar amount to all of extra work that IE6 problems have caused all of us and send Microsoft the bill. As soon as the release was official, I went to Microsoft’s website and hit the download link. It finished downloading and I quickly went through the installation process. The sleepless nights, long weekends, and triple overtime caused by IE 6 would soon be distant memories. So close to moving on from IE6, then a hiccup, followed by a bump in the road, and finally a roadblock. Microsoft asked me to this and that to complete the install. In short, it didn’t work. I was asked to do the same thing over and over again. It wasn’t going to happen for me. I’ll try it again later, but I have to run now. There is a transparent PNG with a white box around it that needs my attention.