IE6

IE6 on Vista the easy way…

IE6 Working

It seems that there’s two main reasons why people still need good ol’ IE6 running even though they’ve gone all new fangled and got Vista installed:

  1. Some old Intranet programs just refuse to work with ie7 or Firefox. Some don’t even try and fail as soon as they see the browser isn’t ie6, others try and fail miserably because of code targeting ie6 specifically.
  2. You’re a developer, and as a large number of your users still use IE6 (mainly because of the reason above) you need to test that your website or application works for them.

The good news is that Microsoft is well aware of the need for Vista users to be able to use IE6, and they’ve made some tools available to the publci for free. all it’ll cost you is a bit of time…

By |August 22nd, 2008|Development, IE6, Notes|1 Comment

Min-height in IE6

We all know the problem: You need to set a minimum height on an object but IE6 ignores it and ruins your layout. Well worry no more, there is a simple fix:

selector {
min-height:500px;
height:auto !important;
height:500px;
}

This takes advantage of two IE6 bugs:

  1. IE6 ignores the !important and sets the height using the last line.
  2. IE6 treats height like it should treat min-height and lets child objects cause the parent to expand.

I found this helpful solution here.

By |May 20th, 2008|css, html, IE6|0 Comments