Why I hate MS Internet Explorer

(The irony is that I am writing from MS Internet Explorer for Windows right now.) Have you seen this place lately? I apologize from the depths of my heart. Maroon and Fuschia should never be side by side on a page. I didn’t exactly *pick* the colors, so to speak. I chose them randomly to help me determine why it is that some of my CSS boxes are not functioning. The answer appears to be the Internet Explorer is not recognizing them as boxes.

To be perfectly honest, the highest percentage of boxes showing are doing so in FireFox. Nothing, not even FireFox, wants to recognize “text-align: center;” in the css file, although W3C claims that is valid. That’s annoying because the HTML ‘align=”center” ‘ has been deprecated and html center codes are just ugly.

If the W3C is putting out standard codes, why can’t the browsers read them? I pick on Internet Explorer because it is the most popular and least compatible–and the Mac version is stuck in the stone age–but no implementation seems to be comprehensive.

So, what did I do rather than fix it? Well…I changed all of php behind the site in order to bury my content in separate folders and try to vary my titles. The reason you can’t preview it is that I didn’t replace index.php yet. I will soon. When I do, 404 errors will be generated from here to Chrisendom–or, actually they won’t. People will just be routed to the main page until whatever webmasters (and search engines) correct the links. I *could* make it so that everything shows up on the old links, but I want the engines to update. They won’t if I make it simple for the old pages to show up.

I will try to alert webmasters of the need to update referring links, but even I can’t anticipate everything.

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