re: What are you "old enough to remember" in software development? VIEW POST


Professionally: the double margin float bug in Internet Explorer 6 and hoping for the demise of IE5.

Also, I was aware of IE5 for Mac (different bugs to regular IE5) but never had a Mac at the time to try it out. Now we have Edge for Mac, so what goes around comes around, I guess.

My first web experience: all elements in capital letters and no CSS. Yay for <FONT> and <CENTER> and of course <BLINK> and <MARQUEE>.


I had the (dis)pleasure of using IE on a Mac once. If you thought the bugs were bad on IE for Windows... holy crap. That browser was so half-baked.

I still remember DHTML menus and all that stuff.


IE on Solaris was quite a lot better, mostly because they didnโ€™t even try to implement half of it.

Yeah. It was great, alright. Especially when you worked for a company that was Windows based but the only thing on your desktop was a Solaris box because you were in Unix Operations. "You need to do a daily timecard ...but the timecard system only works under IE" (and the IE for Solaris didn't quiiiiiiiiiiite render the page correctly).


The marquee days... I still remember those websites were full of GIF ads ๐Ÿ˜‚

This gif was a thing at those times:



FLAMINGTEXT! I miss hokey 00s web stuff!

cooltext.com ๐Ÿ˜€

!!!! amazing..


So much of the web was under construction!

Under construction


Entire site layout done in tables.


omg yes!!! lmao


Nested tables

...with some CSS thown in that rendered completely differentely in IE than in Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox.

Styling MySpace pages! Which were just nested tables with no class names or ids. So all the CSS had to look like

table table table table p { ... }
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