October 1st, 2013, 06:19 PM
Thank you Kravvitz,
I that is good to know. None of the CSS tutorials I have read even mentioned RGBA so I would have never tried that.
And will follow your suggestions on future posts. I am not much of a forum poster so I don't have much experience with it.
October 1st, 2013, 06:56 PM
RGBA is a CSS3 feature. As far as I've seen, most beginner-level CSS tutorials don't include CSS3 features yet, for good reason, because while CSS3 is great, browser support varies a lot. I should mention that IE versions before 9 support very, very few CSS3 features and they support none of CSS3-Colors, CSS3-Selectors, and CSS3-Backgrounds, which are otherwise widely supported. At this time IE8 has many users and even IE7 and IE6 still have a significant numbers of users.
Here are two good resources for checking browser support:
Last edited by Kravvitz; October 1st, 2013 at 07:04 PM.
October 1st, 2013, 07:25 PM
Good morning all,
How many people use IE 8 or below in reality?
Any trustworthy statistics online you can recommend?
October 1st, 2013, 08:10 PM
fix the old IE issue?
October 1st, 2013, 09:43 PM
Global statistics or statistics for someone else's site aren't all that important. Most sites will have their own special mix of users. Different sources show IE6-8 to have between 11% and 31% of total users. Some even show more IE6 users than IE7 users. A relatively new problem with such statistics is whether mobile browsers are tracked separately or not.
Originally Posted by Nanomech
I strongly believe in graded browser support, so I mostly only give IE6 fixes that are the same for IE7. Also while I could use something like CSS3PIE to add support for some CSS3 features in old IE versions, I often don't.
In some cases, yes. Remember that it applies to the whole element, so if you wanted a semi-transparent background, but fully opaque borders on the same element, it wouldn't work.
Originally Posted by Space_Goose
As I said before, PNGs are the standard fallback for semi-transparent backgrounds, since they'll work in more than just IE.