You know, I fully embrace the principle of doing HTML layout via CSS vs. the old fashion table layouts, but the browser implementations of CSS still differ so much that it’s been a huge pain every time I’ve tried to implement more than rudimentary CSS layouts. As you have surely noticed if you visit here regularly, I recently converted this blog to one the newer MovableType templates, and then have been tweaking it to my liking. But the stylesheet for this template is over 1000 lines long, and every time I’ve tweaked it, I’ve encountered different behavior in Mozilla and Internet Explorer. Frustrating.
Welcome to the world of commercial software development!
This reddit comment succinctly describes my experiences working in commercial software startups and, to a lesser degree, in established commercial software companies: I’ve been in HCIT/Software for twenty years, and every time there was a Read more…