IE9 and the future of browsers
Understanding how and why browsers behave is key when implementing any kind of interactive functionality to a website. It is not enough to just ‘blame’ a different browser for butchering your code - you need to be actively applying a process that delivers the same great web design no matter who is translating it. IE9 looks to be a step in the right direction from a line of sometimes inconsistent Microsoft offerings.
Recent years have seen new players emerge with quicker, simpler and more friendly browsers (hello Firefox) and Microsoft is still playing catch-up, though looks to be gaining ground with each subsequent installation. One might wonder if Microsoft should even bother with its own browser - when it could let the rest compete and reproduce the programming of whoever ‘wins’ the battle.