A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problems that Internet Explorer caused with form filling. Today there is yet another incompatibility. Several people have reported a large white area at the top of pages when they print. This white area covers content and it extremely annoying.
This white area is where the Flash drop-down menus on our site would appear if they were dropped down. Unfortunately Internet Explorer is just flat out misinterpreting the data when it prints! If any other browser is used to view and print the site, the error doesn’t occur.
Since Microsoft has the largest market share (and shrinking) for browsers, they have made their own rules for Web site coding. Unfortunately there are standards and Microsoft doesn’t follow them. So incompatibilities like this are inevitable.
This is why I beg users to use a different browser. My suggestion is Firefox. It is faster, safer and has more features than Internet Explorer. You can still have Internet Explorer on your system. Firefox is free. Your “favorites” can be transferred. So there are absolutely no downsides. Please take the five minutes it takes to install Firefox if you don’t already have it installed. You will certainly enjoy your browsing experience more than you do now!