3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2009 2:54 PM by zhtjlong

    Compatible issue with ie6

    zhtjlong
      I built a web site using Dreamweaver CS3 for my self. ( http://www.freewebs.com/coolauto )
      It works perfect in IE 7, but in IE6 it doesn't work properly. On the home page, when you move the mouse on to one of the menu buttons, it should have a half transparent background displayed. It works fine IE7, but it doesn't work in IE6. Can anybody tell me why and how I can fix the problem.
      The second issue is how I can make the background image downloading quicker or progessively.
      Please help.
        • 1. Re: Compatible issue with ie6
          JoeDaSilva Level 4
          Semi transparent PNG's don't work in IE6, that's your problem unfortunately. You can use a javascript to tell the browser to load a GIF image instead when called by IE6, but in your application its probably pointless.

          If this is what you mean by your background image:
          http://www.freewebs.com/coolauto/images/bg_01index.jpg

          Then there's not a lot you can do, you're going about web design completely wrong. Sites are built with a collection of images and text arranged next to and on top of one another. As is, Google will all but ignore your giant "picture" website because it can't read any of the text. Your client probably won't know the difference though, so just collect your $50 and buy a book with it.
          • 2. Re: Compatible issue with ie6
            Level 7
            Assume that your navigation is going to remain an all image affair just
            create the transparent roll-over image effect in your image editing
            software and use that instead of the transparent block of grey png image.

            As for your downloading problem you should slice that image up. Using
            large images like that is not really the most efficient and user
            friendly way to proceed.

            Its an easy enough design to section into various components i.e.,
            header, navigation, content, news, footer. Everyone will benefit from it.





            zhtjlong wrote:
            > I built a web site using Dreamweaver CS3 for my self. (
            > http://www.freewebs.com/coolauto )
            > It works perfect in IE 7, but in IE6 it doesn't work properly. On the home
            > page, when you move the mouse on to one of the menu buttons, it should have a
            > half transparent background displayed. It works fine IE7, but it doesn't work
            > in IE6. Can anybody tell me why and how I can fix the problem.
            > The second issue is how I can make the background image downloading quicker or
            > progessively.
            > Please help.
            >
            >
            • 3. Re: Compatible issue with ie6
              zhtjlong Level 1
              Thanks for relpys. I will redesign my site by your guy's advice.