Ok, so the feedback has been tremendous to Taft 1.0 (at least, from my point of view) and I really want it to be compatible for everyone’s purposes. Vkaryl has been especially helpful on many things, most especially IE PNG support (I wouldn’t know where to begin had she not posted his helpful comment/solution link). In addition to some snazzy UI enhancements, I want to improve the underlying code, but alas, I’m at a crossroads with what to do.
My primary work method for Taft is to do the graphics stuff in Photoshop, image optimization in Fireworks/ImageReady, basic layout in Dreamweaver, and all CSS tuning in BBEdit. Regardless, to fix and overcome some of the annoying browser bugs, I can:
- Revert to a table-based layout within an absolutely positioned DIV
- Have an absolutely positioned DIV using only CSS and using PNGs (currently in use), but add the PNG workaround Vkaryl has passed along
- Have an absolutely positioned DIV that has a JPEG book background, but no transparency, and place that above a repeating linen GIF background
The semantics of all this are slight and I’m not sure I’ve been keeping up on browser issues enough to know exactly how to proceed. I’m thinking the last option to be the best. It looks decent, though not as pixel-licious as the current Taft, but should prevent a slew of annoying bugs/unwanted features, or at least so *I think*…
Any thoughts, would be awesome.