IE8 will now render as IE8 by default

Good news! The IE team have decided to revert their decision on compatibility which would have meant IE8 would render sites with the IE7 engine if a ua-x-compatible meta tag isn't defined. Sites will now render with the browser's current rendering engine by default, so sites will be rendered as…

Bug: IE7 absolutely positioned italics

I recently discovered a rather bizarre bug that only seems to affect IE7. If you absolutely position italic text of any kind (text made italic through authors styling or something that is styled via the default browser stylesheet such as ems.) IE7 seems to screw up the rendering and ends…