Weird: IE vs Firefox - Transparency

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Kr0m, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Kr0m

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    In FireFox my av and sig background are transparent, in IE they aren't.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im using firefox and they are transparent..
     
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    IE has alpha channel problems =x
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This is a very well-known bug in the way IE's rendering engine handles the alpha channel in PNG images. The bug has been fixed in IE 7, which is supposed to be released later this year.

    Until then, your best bet is to save the image as a GIF if you still want to maintain transparency across all browsers.
     
  5. X-Istence

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    Your best bet is to say "Fück you IE6" and not do anything, as the problem will solve itself with IE 7 :D.
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Can also use 8bit pngs which work in IE. but i prefer X's way :)
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    FWIW it is not a bug, IE simply does not have alpha PNG transparency capabilities.
     
  8. sean.ferguson

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    The attitude of an Administrator, how admiring. :rolleyes:
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Sure, that's an option if you want 90% of the world to see an ugly grey background until the end of the year.
     
  10. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Yeah, unfortunately, for the time being IE7 isn't yet released, so not an option outside of beta tester circles. The only option I've really seen is to have more then 1 browser installed on the computer, and where necessary load a page up in the other browser...

    Sigh, the wonderful world where some pages will load properly in one browser and not the other. It's like between my university pages (aka for online enrollement and stuff), vs those for my bank; one likes one browser and not the other. The other will work in the other, but not the one... Unfortunately, in those cases though, beyond a rendering problem it can be a login or general useability problem... And of course as I can need to use boh sites... I've grown accustomed to this sorta thing by now.
     
  11. Mastershakes

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    I kinda like the gray... but it looks superb in FF, and at home on IE7 beta.

    :) Nice sig... need to work on one .... /shakes wishes for more time...
     
  12. X-Istence

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    I was saying that as in with my own sites, and what I personally would do. Not talking for osnn.net at all, and never do.

    It does have Alpha transparency if you enable the javascript hack, the JavaScript IE7 from Dean Edwards actually uses this, and fixes it for IE 6.

    I'm a big fan of grey. I've just never been a fan of IE. The IE team has had time to fix this before, and could have rolled it out in a new update before IE 7 months ago. I personally have never felt the need to fix something because a group of people can't do something. That is why if my site (my blog at this moment) does not look the same in IE, as it does in the browsers I do use, then those users are SOL.
     
  13. j79zlr

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    The JS workaround, atleast the one I know of, is quite clunky. It transforms the image and loads it with the Alpha Image Loader. If you've ever used this script, try it on a computer that is slower than 1GHz and it will bring it to its knees. I would consider it a bug if the feature was there but didn't work. This is something completely different.
     
  14. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    You know, this isn't the first time I've heard of complaints about the coding in IE itself. OK, security bugs have been known, but the article (which unfortunately I can't find anymore) was from back in the day when IE integration was first being planned for the winNT code base.

    What made this different, was that the complaints as I remember them were comming from the Windows NT development team itself, and as such Microsoft's own programmers. They cited problems with the code, general sloppiness, and aspects of the IE code base that simply weren't up to snuff for the NT code base; and then the task of having to integrate this sub-par code, in their view, into their own code base as things were moving into the release of win2k. As I remember, they were giving Balmer an ear full or something, and were being told to try to make it work, best they could...

    Too bad I can't find indication of that currently via Google, as complaints about the general quality of the code, from Microsoft's own programmers (albeit from one of their OS dev teams) would make one hell of a point on the matter...