IE8 Rapid Fire Site Test

I can’t spend much longer playing with IE8 or my wife will skin me. However, from my cursory browsing experience I’m worried. Either the devs have a good deal of work to do or I’m going to be very busy with CSS rules for a while.

Here’s the University of Bradford site in IE8:


And to try to compare apples with oranges, here it is in Firefox 3 beta 3:


More surprisingly, here is the Web Standards Project site in IE8:


and again, in Firefox 3b3:

image, IE8:


and, Firefox 3b3:


As you can see, there are issues with the placement of some elements on each of these pages. I have not yet started to investigate why, but I am honestly surprised. Given the much-touted, ‘vastly-improved’ web standards support I was not expecting the number of issues I have seen. Ironically, as usual, old style table layouts look great…

I’ll try to do more comprehensive testing tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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