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Six Browsers You Don't Need (but Can't Avoid)

It's always the same ... you create a neat web design with clean html and CSS and it looks just the way it should, then you test it on Browsershots and realise that it looks absolutely perfect except (and without any exception) in all versions of Internet Explorer prior to IE7. I wish I would not have to burn my lifetime with these kind of problems – even a grey, cold and rainy Monday in November is more fun than to find workarounds for Internet Explorer.

Even though Browsershots is probably the best free service available for cross browser webdesign it does not help much to actually work on a CSS file and check it in real time. Fortunately I found a multiple IE installer that installs IE3, IE 4.01, IE 5.01, IE 5.55 and IE 6.0. You still need a Windows PC, but it's probably a good solution for a lot of web developers/designers.

I really don't like IE hacking, but from my experience it works best to make a clean html/css template that works well in all other browsers plus IE7 and then apply a conditional IE style sheet or make a few adjustments in the original CSS file if it requires just a minor tweak.

While I really would not bother too much with anything below IE5 (especially if it's a pure CSS design) I now still have six browsers installed that I don't need and IE8 is on it's way – I wonder if Microsoft will ever bite the bullet and go with the standards it so successfully ignored for more than two decades.

How Pop-Up Turkey Timers Work

Turkey TimerAny questions? The answer you´ll probably find on how stuff works. (Thanks Pushp for your web tip.)

Some topics:
How Knuckle Cracking Works
How Pickpocket Works
How Chocolate Works
How Human Reproduction Works
How Three-Way Switches Work
How Underground Pet Fences Work
How Urban Legends Work
How Bigfoot Might Work
How Human Cloning Will Work
How Time Travel Will Work
How Presidential Debates Work
How Verbal Self-Defense Works
How Christmas Trees Work

Don´t beat around the bush

A nice and idiot proof message for those you don´t like. I hope you don´t need this link too often. (via p3k)

Special Academic Arm Movement

Academic Toys»Equipped with a copy of his outstanding Modernity and Self-Identity, this 6.5" Anthony Giddens is ready for anything. Fully poseable and with a special academic arm movement, this realistic action figure is a must for serious collectors and theory-loving kids alike.«

Nice action figures of Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault found via yawl. They remind me to the biblical action figures I once wrote an article about - but those actually could be ordered.

Kitty Tested

You have a fulltime job and have compunction that your cat bores out of it´s mind? These times are over now! Against a guilty conscience: make your cat bekome a nerd! »11 ´purrr(!)fect´ toys for your kitty and you, engineerd to attract cats!« Thank you, cyberpounce! Next weeks issue: surprise your goldfish with a virtual goldfish-playmate or the 100 best ways to seperate people from their money. (via futurezone)

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