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VML in all IE versions from 6 to 9

I've recently had an idea for a jquery plugin that required to show some vector graphics in a browser. In all major browsers you can use SVG for that purpose and in IE we have VML. And it works pretty well too in IE6 and and IE7, but with introduction of Standards Mode in IE8 things got ugly. After half a day of searching, trials and error I was able to come up with a piece of code that enables VML across all necessary IE versions.

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Critique on Slice Tool in Photoshop and Pixelmator

I've recently passed the mark of 500 sliced pages, so it is about time to stop and think about the tools I use. When I first started to work it was absolutely mandatory to support IE6 meaning that at least wast majority of the images in project had to be PNG8 or JPG and Slice Tool in Photoshop was of big help even though it has some problems.

Things have changed a lot since then.

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1px dotted border in IE6

Era of IE6 is finally coming to an end and it may seem like we know all of the hacks, but people still find new ones quite often. So here's hack that makes possible 1px dotted borders. I've discovered it a while ago just didn't have time and place to share it until now.

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