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Bonkers Blog October 2011

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19 October (Part 1) - Transparent Bexley

Bexley is Bonkers logoWhen 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.


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