Internet Explorer (IE) Scrollbar Color Guide

It is possible to change the scrollbar colors in Internet Explorer (IE). Here is a guide for changing scrollbar colors in Internet Explorer using CSS.

To do so, specify following style in the StyleSheet:

body {
scrollbar-highlight-color: #F00808;
scrollbar-3dlight-color: #F5ED07;
scrollbar-arrow-color: #000000;
scrollbar-face-color: #FFFFFF;
scrollbar-shadow-color: #2308F0;
scrollbar-track-color: #808080;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #0F600D;

Scrollbar Color Guide

This will change the colors for the scrollbar of Internet Explorer browser. Continue reading Internet Explorer (IE) Scrollbar Color Guide

Comment Tags Can Cause Content Duplication In IE

At ECommerce Partners, we are required to code in XHTML and add relevant comments in between the codes to adhere to good coding practice. When the website layout is complex and we want to code the web page in XHTML, then we do have to use floating div’s. Sometimes, all this might give rise to weird problems in Internet Explorer (IE) as seen in the following two screenshots:

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Browser Safe Fonts

Fonts make a big difference to the look and experience of the website. Usage of fonts requires sense of aesthetics and discretion.

We have the liberty to use any font we want in an image but when we specify the fonts for the text on a web page, we need to ensure that we use only “browser safe” fonts.

Browsers support TrueType fonts and all operating systems come with sets of standard TrueType fonts that have been preinstalled. These preinstalled TrueType fonts are what we can say are “browser safe” fonts.

My recommendation is to specify at least three fonts from the following list in the stylesheet. Out of the three fonts specified, make sure that at least one of them is available in Macintosh and one for Windows. Also, please remember that multi-word font names should be in quotes (example “Times New Roman”).

So, here is a list of fonts styled as per their respective font name. Continue reading Browser Safe Fonts