Tuesday Oct 02, 2007

MSIE 6, PNG, and Web Server 7

MSIE 6 handles PNG Alpha Channels really badly. For years now I've not used them because of MSIE 6's poor implementation, and this means modern browsers that can handle them have not been working at their best while I designed with badness in mind.

"Stupid MSIE 6," I'd grumble as I made yet another low bit-depth image, edges aliased to an "average" background color, a single background color. "I was making GIF images like this in 1996. When does The Future start?"

So now I've decided to just present craptacular images to MSIE 6 and let all the rest of the browsers in the world (including MSIE 7) get that Alpha Channel Loving they crave. Here's how I did it without have to modify a single HTML file or PHP application.

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