Monday, October 20, 2008
I did some experimentation with jQuery animations, but quickly discovered that it wasn't going to do the job for me -- you can roll over the icons faster than the animations typically run, and it's very difficult to get a set of animations happening in sequence, cancelling each other without tripping over your own feet, so I dropped the animations.
Even then, I was pleased to realize that I could accomplish this all in presumably cross-browser code without having to test in all these browsers. Out of curiosity, I fired up IE7 this morning, only to discover that although the site works well in Chrome and Firefox, it's got problems in IE7.
Ah, browsers. Can't code web-apps without 'em, can't kill the vendors who wrote such incompatible clients without getting arrested. This is one of the things that had me focus on server-side code for most of my career. I'm hoping there's an easy fix.