In a couple of weeks all of the people who use Internet Explorer on their computers will be upgraded in their sleep to Internet Explorer 7. It is quite different from the current Internet Explorer and so I, along with website owners everywhere have been downloading it to see whether our websites still work when looked at in the new version.
Here is the result when you look at CartoonChurch.com in IE7 as compared with Firefox, my internet browser of choice:
Oddly all of my old rubbish websites that are built using tables, chairs and pieces of string look fine, but this one, which is supposed to use the latest standards and cascading style sheets and pillowcases (technical term) looks rubbish. Well, slightly rubbish. Mainly because the great big title at the top becomes a great big huge oversized title and makes it look like the site is shouting. Which it is, but only quietly. Also the title overruns onto the handwritten writing. I suspect it does the same on your computer.
I shall have to look beneath the bonnet to see whether I can do some tweaking. This site has never looked as good in Internet Explorer as it has in Firefox, but in this latest version it looks a lot worse.
While I am here, can I just say that I do not like the way that the new Internet Explorer gives everything a funny slightly fuzzy look. I prefer the old fashioned sharpness of Firefox and IE6. Also it takes an age to install itself. Make sure you have a good book handy.