I work on a Mac and often times I won’t test in IE until I have a sizable chunk of the coding completed. There’s a benefit and a curse in this. The upside to this mode of working is that I can just concentrate on writing web-standards code and let my creative drive (along with a healthy dose of caffeine) fuel my push to complete what I’m currently working on. The downside is that I can sometimes run into issues with my sites not working in IE that could have been easily zeroed in on if I had been regularly testing throughout a project.
Thankfully, with the release of IE8 and Windows 7 most of the anomalies associated with sites rendering or functioning improperly in Internet Explorer seem to have been ironed out. If I create a site and it looks great in Safari, Firefox and Chrome chances are it’ll look (and behave) properly in IE 8.
Right before the launch of the new respondcreate.com I discovered that none of my jQuery code was working properly in IE7 OR 8 in Windows XP. Vista+IE8 was fine. Windows 7+IE8 was fine but XP? No go.
I scoured the internet in search of a solution but I couldn’t find anyone else who was having a similar issue. I even checked some of my recently completed sites and they were working fine in XP so…what was the issue?
Thanks again, Redmond.
It’s annoying but FAR better than having to write browser-specific jQuery so I’m a happy little web developer. Hopefully this tidbit of information will save you from undue hassle.