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Posts concerning the suckage of Internet Explorer

Installing IE 6 and IE 7 on Ubuntu

If you develop or design web sites, there is simply no getting around the suckfest that is IE. On Windows, it’s difficult enough to run concurrent copies of the turd. But what are you supposed to do on Linux?

Disappearing bullets in IE

Last week, I had a frustrating experience trying to restyle a simple nav bar. The problem was cross-browser: everything looked great in Firefox, but I was getting drastically different results in IE. The issue at hand? Disappearing bullets.

Getting the RSS feed icon to appear in the address bar

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I'd been wondering for some time how to get the familiar little RSS icon to show up in Firefox's address bar, like so:

RSS icon in the address bar

Turns out it's remarkably simple. Just add one line of code to your <head>:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" 
title="Your Feed Title" href="/path/to/feed.xml" />

It's just that easy.

Adding Flash that links to an external site

It should be so simple.

All you want to do is embed a Flash file in one of your pages. You want it to display properly in IE and Firefox (sorry, Opera!), and you also want a new window to open when the user clicks the link.

Seems easy, but there are a few problems that you'll probably encounter:

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