Friday, 18 November 2005, 10:10:36 EST

Oh you pitiful people who continue to use Internet Explorer. Maybe you can't help it. Maybe you can't install anything else on the computer you use because of access restrictions. That really sucks. I am sure you can see why if you are using IE. For those of you that aren't, let me fill you in. I am no longer sending a stylesheet at all to IE users. They only accounted for 16.9% of the traffic last month so it shouldn't be too bad.

I am no longer sending a stylesheet to Internet Explorer users for a couple of reasons. One of them I won't be talking about just yet; let's just say some people may be viewing this site soon whom I don't want to get the impression that I don't know what I am doing. This site looked wretched in IE. The second reason, though, I don't mind going into right now. Whenever someone viewed the site with IE they were supposed to get an error message at the top of every page that redirects them to a warning explaining why they get the error. It didn't impact the user from being able to view the site, it would just be an annoyance for the user. Well, it stopped working for some reason. I think an update to IE broke my check for the browser and thus disabled the message. I have now replaced my detection script with a better, more complete, detection script.

When I initially wrote this current design I wanted to do this very thing. I just never got around to doing it. I will probably write a stylesheet specifically for Internet Explorer that makes it a bit better, but not for some time. I just realized that what I have done thus far is already in need of some work. I need to re-organize how my stylesheets are served because once an IE user leaves the main page they are going to get a few styles served to them. But, my Calculus III professor is yapping about finding volumes of solids in polar regions right now so I should probably start paying attention.

Oh, one more thing that affects everyone. I reduced the image quality on the comment verification image to save some more bandwidth. If it is too difficult to read, let me know. I don't think it is too bad, though.