Thoughts from Eric on Mix 06

Read all of Eric’s Archived Thoughts: Mixed Impressions to learn a few really interesting things. Here’s an important highlight from Eric: “A little while ago, I said that designers should remain calm and not hack their sites to fix them in the IE7 beta because it was a moving target. That is no longer the case. It’s now time to start testing sites in the IE7 beta and identifying any layout problems that may occur. (And there will be problems. No browser is perfect.)

I’ll be doing this as soon as I can, and I encourage everyone who can to do the same. Here’s the other key point: IE7 is scheduled to go final in the second half of 2006 (I couldn’t get anything more specific), so we have a calm period of at least three months in which to find out how things stand before IE7 goes final. This isn’t an accidental circumstance, either. The IE team has deliberately done this in order to give Web developers time to figure out what’s coming and how to deal with it.”

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