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m1a2x3x7
03-06-2008, 06:18 PM
I am. I got it last night. People are saying there are issues right off the back with google or yahoo tool bar. I don't have either of those so no crashes here. But I did notice some issues with my websites and CSS.

Then I thought is it just me do I suck that bad at CSS. Nope turns out every site I see that is built with CSS has some sort of issue.

I did a little research and it turns out IE8 wont render you site for web standards unless your site tells it to.

They say you need to use this meta tag.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

I haven't tried it yet. I will later tonight.

Anyone else try it yet? I know most are like its in beta who cares but as a web designer/developer I think you should really try to get a head of the game with it.

IE8 has a nice developer tool built in too.

If you haven't heard, installing 8 does take place of 7 but with the click of a button you can switch it back to have everything render as 7.

d a v e
03-06-2008, 08:13 PM
I did a little research and it turns out IE8 wont render you site for web standards unless your site tells it to.
They say you need to use this meta tag.
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

not any more - thankfully they've changed it
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200803/surprise_of_the_year_ie8_will_use_standards_mode_b y_default/