About an hour after I raised the flag on the new site, the complaints began to creep in. Complaints that seem a bit like body odor. No one wants to mention it, but… And the rancidness you were experiencing seemed to exude most from those machines still running Internet Explorer.
In my arrogance; surrounded by geeky Seattle which knows better than to use IE, I felt comforted in ignoring the possibility of quirks with the Redmond Browser. I did not feel the massive gravity which would compel a web designer anywhere else in the world to double and triple-check his work against the most popular browser on this here planet.
But nooooooooooo… I hate IE. So I ignore IE. And if you have problems with IE? I scoff and point you towards Firefox or Chrome. Or even ‘Opera’. In short? I am a snob. Due for a comeuppance.
And boy howdy did I get one. IE users reported every problem from no sound (not great for a music site) to pages with no formatting at all! Oy.
So after alternating a few stiff ones with a fresh pot o’ coffee, I spent Sunday jamming in all the tweaky code one should put into a professional web site to accommodate IE from the start. I did my contrition oh my brothers and sisters and did not stop until the sweat came off my brow as in one of those old biblical movies where slaves are making bricks without straw. In short, I hustled.
I think it’s mostly sorted now. The moral is, just because you don’t like something, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with it.
So now I’ve learned me lesson. And now I’m off to do my piano practise. And I’ll be damned happy to do it, let me tell you! 😀
Sorry for the inconvenience.