Posts Tagged ‘Internet Explorer 6’

Supersleight jQuery Plugin for Transparent PNGs in IE6

Internet Explorer, JavaScript, jQuery | Posted by Keefr October 26th, 2011

For awhile, I’ve been a fan of DD_belatedPNG as the fix for IE6’s lack of alpha transparency on PNGs.

But it seems early this year, the developer of the JavaScript end of lifed it. While I would assume it’ll continue to work for the foreseeable future, but a co-worker found this jQuery-based plugin for IE6:

Supersleight jQuery Plugin for Transparent PNGs in IE6

On a slight tangent, can’t they put together a crack team of Microsoft to get people stuck on IE6 some sort of frankenInternet Explorer that is closer to a modern browser on those old OS’s? The whole web and China in particular would thank you.

Leading the Fight to Say Farewell to IE6

Browsers, Internet Explorer | Posted by Keefr August 23rd, 2011

Wrote this article linked below for Centerline Digital’s blog a few weeks back and thought I’d do a little highly relevant, but still self promotion cross-posting of that article.

Internet Explorer 6 continues to hang around. Let’s do our part to kill it off.

Leading the Fight to Say Farewell to IE6

DD_belatedPNG – The Best IE6 PNG Fix I’ve Found

Internet Explorer, JavaScript | Posted by Keefr February 1st, 2011

For those of us lucky enough to have to still support Internet Explorer 6 with sites past, present and even future, one of the *many* headaches is IE6’s lack of alpha transparency support on PNG files. There are a bunch of different JavaScript fixes out there, and they all pretty much do the same thing — utilize a Microsoft filter to fake the transparency. Sadly, most have limitations, especially for repeating backgrounds. The one linked to below, DD_belatedPNG even gets around that limitation. It’s definitely my choice for future projects needing both IE6 support and PNGs with transparency.