This is a followup of a post called Microsoft says IE8 is standards compliant. I think not.
I was testing my template on IE7 and IE8–along with a bunch of other browsers–when I noticed that IE7 rendered the pages of my test blog better than IE8. I took a few screenshots, but there are even more bugs than I could fit into this blog post.
First of all, I would like to say that I’m using IE7-JS to make my pages render better, but in the admin, there is no such thing, and I have IE7-JS set to work on all Internet Explorer versions.
The first thing I noticed was that floats did not work in IE8 on the galleries that are standard with WP2.5.
IE7 on the left, IE8 on the right. Note that I have the random colors on each pageload option active, and the background color being different does not affect the rendering, nor is it a rendering problem.
Next, I tested the Slimbox (Lightbox but better). IE8 showed no signs of transparency, but IE7 worked as well as Firefox or Safari work with the transparency.
IE7 on the left, IE8 on the right. Also, notice that IE8 shows a scrollbar at the bottom. No other browser that I tested did that.
Next, I decided to see what the Admin interface would look like. I logged in. Small rendering problem.
IE7 on the left, IE8 on the right. As you can see, IE8 renders the log in button without making the blue box completely cover the back of it.
Microsoft, you need to work on making your rendering engine better, not adding more bugs to it.