Readers of this blog who are not web designers are probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Simply put, Acid2 tests how browsers work with some specific features across several different web standards. Go ahead and put your own browser to the test; chances are, it won’t pass (here’s how it’s supposed to look).
Pretty much every web designer in the world has made fun of Internet Explorer 6 over the years, but when Microsoft put IE7 together, they genuinely listened to what we (web designers) had to say. IE7 fixed a lot of the problems caused by IE6, and although it caused a whole new set of headaches, it’s rare to build a page that works in Firefox, but not IE7.
It’s important not to get too worked up over this – the Acid2 is only one test and there are other technologies that the Explorer team will have to stay up to date on. I’m just glad that they’re developing IE again. Now if only we could get rid of IE6 altogether…0 People like this. Be the first!