1px can be a big deal-breaker

It’s funny reading the back and forth on a couple of WordPress.com support threads and a bugzilla thread for Firefox as people try to blame FF for not rendering a workaround of an IE display bug in the style sheet for the default WordPress theme “correctly”.

The footer seems to be displayed one pixel to the left in IE 6 (probably a box model bug) so the “fix” was to add one pixel of left padding to the footer, thus forcing it over to the right. But then FF is now mis-aligned, since it was rendering it properly. (or rather started rending it properly sometime around 1.5 alpha)

I’ve hacked the css of the blog I’m setting up for a friend of mine to deal with the issue. It’s a quick and dirty hack (looks a bit like the box-model hack, actually) until I have some time to take a look at the theme files (and compare them to a “fixed” version of the theme someone has already released) to try and deduce what’s really going on.

(In all honesty, that will probably be “never”)

Still, I found it funny reading. If you would like to play along, enter the following terms into the google search engine: “firefox kubrick footer pixel shift ”

Whoa! Hooloovoo posted a new blog entry?! No way!