the revolving ‘Pickle Jar’ (†) was introduced a couple of weeks ago it
exposed some shortcomings in the way the Bonkers logo was displayed and last
Friday the problem was solved by
making the logo transparent. That caused a
problem for readers still using Internet Explorer 5·5 and 6·0 which don’t
support transparent images. Internet Explorer users are close to 50% of total
site visitors and getting on for 10% of them are still using IE6, which adds up
to a fairly big number not seeing Bonkers as they should. So as of yesterday
afternoon those old browsers will load a utility that should provide them with
transparency. Unfortunately it produces yet another problem, the banner is
pushed downwards by a couple of pixels so that the Pickle Jar no longer aligns
with it perfectly, but that is going to be as good as it gets.
Something else introduced yesterday, this time at a reader’s request, is that an email may be sent from the Contact page without the need for am email client (Outlook etc.) to be installed on the computer.
† Pickle Jar : So named by reader Paul whose discerning eye sees a revolving multi-faceted jar containing one rather large Pickle.