Forum: Ugly borders around Logos / MVP icons on IE

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 17 2013 3:37 AM

Since about a week or so (but maybe longer) there are ugly blue borders around the icons indicating Logos employees and MVPs in the Forum.

I see them consistently on IE 9 (more specifically Version 9.08112.16421) but not on my usual Chrome browser, but maybe you can make them go away...

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 3:46 AM

NB.Mick:

I see them consistently on IE 9 (more specifically Version 9.08112.16421) but not on my usual Chrome browser, but maybe you can make them go away...

I solved this problem by DLing Firefox. Wink I'm surprised people still use IE. Smile

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 3:56 AM

I saw it, but not in Chrome, or atleast not now.

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 7:21 AM

Do a Google search on "blue borders IE" - it's an IE problem. Users love it Wink

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 7:43 AM

Don Awalt:

Do a Google search on "blue borders IE" - it's an IE problem.

Not really, since I seem to recall this was no problem some few days ago. It's only an IE problem (some seem to claim another browser, too) in the sense that this browser reacts differently than others to the same code on a website, but then it could be argued that the site code was not interoperable enough to prevent this.  

From my google results it seems to be an issue with the style sheets used on the website, probably caused by using an icon as a link. - This made me click on it (who would have thought about that) and I found what Logos did: the company icon and the MVP star are now links to to a page that displays a search result in the forum user database for all current Logos employees / MVPs. No idea if this is really new or if this worked for longer and just the CSS was updated recently.

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 8:08 AM

Browsers all used to do this but no more - it made sense when images were simple, and there needed to be a visual cue for users. The reason browsers don't largely do it any more is that the images that can be links (which is what causes this) are much more sophisticated and rich in their display now, and are more the norm. IE is just still doing it the old way. It's likely that, since other browsers have not had this as the default for so long, Logos has no web developers who use IE and old enough to know it used to be a different default! But it's an easy fix.

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 8:12 AM

BTW, IE lags seriously behind the others in HTML and CSS compliance. I am on Chrome 29, so this first link only tests to Chrome 28; but you get the idea:

HTML5 compliance:

http://html5test.com/results/desktop.html

HTML5, CSS3 are here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/chrome-27-firefox-21-opera-next,3534-11.html

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 8:26 AM

I thought IE died when Logos stopped supporting it.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 8:29 AM

Don Awalt:

Logos has no web developers who use IE and old enough to know it used to be a different default! But it's an easy fix.

I think I remember from other discussions here that Logos uses testers on a variety of browsers - at least they should (and since Bob loves statistics, I'm sure they know the percentage of IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari.... users).

Since our avatar pictures are links as well without these borders, it seems it's just a missing line in the CSS. Hope they fix it soon.

Thank you, Don for your explanation, I'm learning everyday! 

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Mike Estes - Logos | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 9:23 AM

There is a case that was opened for this yesterday.  We'll have someone look into it.

Thanks,
Mike

PS.  Having worked at MS before for about 20 years before working here, there are folks here old enough to remember the old default.  Even old enough to remember times before the internet.  :D

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 9:32 AM

Thank you, Mike, appreciated!

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 10:03 AM

NB.Mick:
I think I remember from other discussions here that Logos uses testers on a variety of browsers - at least they should (and since Bob loves statistics, I'm sure they know the percentage of IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari.... users).

Yes, I hope they do -- my dry humor doesn't always come across in forum posts! Sorry if it was considered a disparaging remark.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 17 2013 11:42 AM

Mike Estes - Logos:
Having worked at MS before for about 20 years before working here

We must have overlapped! I was there from 1985-1996. What group(s) were you in? I was in Apps Development. Word, Money.

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