For those of us in the Web design/development profession, one of the biggest problems we have faced in the last couple of years has been Internet Explorer’s spotty support of CSS. At the moment, the latest releases of Mozilla, Opera and Safari have good support for these advanced features, but IE 6 (the dominating browser on the planet) doesn’t support everything it should. This isn’t much of a surprise when you factor in the fact that IE hasn’t seen a major release in two or three years now. As Microsoft has stated that there will not be a revision of the browser until their next operating system is released (2005 at the soonest), we have had to stick to the safe methods, working around the non-standards compliant rendering of IE 6.
But some dream to rise above these shackles. Dean Edwards, is one of them. He has been working on a solution to the problem, and appears to be making a lot of progress with his new project: IE7. The stated aim is “to make Microsoft Internet Explorer more compliant when it comes to web standards”, which will developers and designers the ability to used CSS Levels 2 and 3 selectors and attributes.
Anyway, if you are a Web geek, give IE7 a look. I will be investigating it once I am done with my current project at work.