Changing scroll bar color in Gecko Browsers


Although this is not recommended by W3C, out of popular interest, i feel like posting the solution to this problem. The problem, being the fact that IE went ahead and allowed people to customise its scrollbars, while the gecko browsers like Firefox, Opera does not allow user styles to custom browser styles.  For IE scrollbar settings, … Continue reading Changing scroll bar color in Gecko Browsers

How to enable javascript in various browsers – help file


This is a help reference for those sites, which are javascript critical. You can use this in a page to which you redirect in your javascript disabled scenario. Microsoft Internet Explorer 1. On the Tools dropdown menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab. 2. Click on the earth «Internet» icon, and then … Continue reading How to enable javascript in various browsers – help file

Styling a file upload control or input type = “file”


FileUpload control has weird styles, especially when you view them across browsers. The normal look and feel of the control, would look like something below: The Safari one looks really worth a bug for the testers. This solution to style fileupload controls is a concise and verified version of the solution by Michael McGrady. Step … Continue reading Styling a file upload control or input type = “file”

How to apply width to IE and not Firefox


Well the solution is simple. All you need is the knowledge of some keyword that IE recognises while setting the property value, while Mozilla ignores it. Few solutions: 1. Using Expressions: div#maincontainer{ width:300px; /* IE and mozilla will take the width as 300px */ width:expression('100%'); /* But now mozilla will ignore this statement, but IE … Continue reading How to apply width to IE and not Firefox

Javascript to maximise window on load


Well this is simple script to get your browser maximised onload: <html> <head> <script language="JavaScript"> window.onload = maxWindow; function maxWindow() { window.moveTo(0,0); if (document.all) { top.window.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight); } else if (document.layers||document.getElementById) { if (top.window.outerHeight<screen.availHeight||top.window.outerWidth<screen.availWidth) { top.window.outerHeight = screen.availHeight; top.window.outerWidth = screen.availWidth; } } } </script> </head> <body>Testing</body> </html> I just tested it it IE. Hope this … Continue reading Javascript to maximise window on load

Internet Explorer Bugs


Internet explorer is considered as the most widely used browser over the internet. However, this buddy comes up with some weird bugs in every version of it. I will be giving you a high level view of the bugs that IE has got. To get the indepth view of these bugs, i would recommend you … Continue reading Internet Explorer Bugs

CSS fixes based on Browser versions


IE Specific CSS loading: There can be scenarios wherein you might want to load IE version specific CSS. Say an IE6.css file for IE 6 and below, IE7.css for IE 7 alone. In these scenarios, it is good to exploit the conditional comments that IE layout engine Trident look upon. Check the code below to … Continue reading CSS fixes based on Browser versions