IE6 CSS hacks with WordPress.com

A trick for tweaking the CSS of your Wordpress.com blog for IE6.

I’ve been working on a WordPress.com blog for someone for which the “edit the CSS” upgrade has been purchased, and all has gone swell so far with tweaking the Kubrick theme. A couple !important declarations needed, but no big deal. That is, of course, until “make it work in IE6” time came along.

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Running Internet Explorer on your Mac

ies4osx is a great project for getting various versions of Internet Explorer up and running on your Mac, facilitating testing for web designers and developers working with a Mac.

If you’re still running 10.4 Tiger like me, you may need to jump through an extra hoop to get it running, namely downloading a Tiger-specific version of Darwine.

Once I did that, things ran pretty smoothly, and IE6 on Mac seems to do a pretty good job of approximating behaviour of IE6 on Windows. One things I have noticed, however, is that IE6 running on my Mac won’t apply a common PNG transparency fix.

Conditional comments work fine, but the iepngfix.htc CSS behaviour doesn’t.