We discovered today that Internet Explorer doesn't like our script generated news page. While it looks correct, the links for adding a comment, viewing other images in gallery and viewing images in other sizes don't work. In Firefox-- the browser I use for all design work, everything looks fine.
To be sure I wasn't being Firefox specific, I brought the new page and gallery script generated pages into compliance with the HTML 4.01 spec as validated by the W3C
. This didn't seem to help, but wasn't a bad exercise. My pages contained several HTML 4.01 mistakes-- mainly missing ALT tags for images, using the BACKGROUND tag in TABLEes (apparently no longer valid) which I replaced with STYLE tags and ampersands ("&") used all over.
The link problem is specific to IE version 6.x. Opera doesn't have any problems with the links. IE 5.x doesn't have a problem either.
Todays picture is actually from July 28th, but deserving of the front page. It's doctored in an unusual manner. I started with a hard contrast black and white selective color (eyes and lips). Then, I did a gradient mask that allowed the color to fade in on the edges, but not in the center. I'm still not sure I like the end result, but we'll see what others have to say.