I have no idea how many websites this affects, but thought I would post this warning from my webmaster at www.techwriter.co.nz. Micro$oft strikes again! I have a Mac, but that makes no difference as others will access my site and other websites using MS IE7. Cheers, David www.davidkillick.co.nz ##### But first PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTE --- it potentially affects every one of you. Every webmaster's worst nightmare has just happened ? Microsoft has started distributing the new version 7 of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser, and it's causing some parts of many existing websites to not work or appear properly. Whether or not you use the Explorer browser yourself, it has the potential to affect you because most of your site's visitors (about 90-95% of them) use Explorer so they see your website the way that their browser interprets it. And eventually most of them will upgrade to Version 7 (whether they like it or not) ? it comes on every new Windows computer, and Microsoft is automatically updating most existing PCs by forcing an automatic update download. During site development, website designers often have to "tweak" the underlying coding to accommodate the various shortcomings and bugs in the various browsers and versions. Professional webmasters (me included) try to use well-tried, unadventurous coding and fault-tolerant adjustments (where necessary) to ensure the visual effects ? spacing, photo positions, overlapping etc ? is much the same on as many browsers as possible, and certainly the two main ones (IE and Firefox). And usually new browser versions are tolerant of past tweaks (we call them "workarounds"), by making them backwards compatible. However, IE v7 clearly does not ? it is causing many of these workarounds to not work as they once did. The internet forums used by web developers are in uproar about the number of website features that were working and are now broken on IE7. What does this mean to you? Several of my clients have already reported funny things on their sites that they see but I cannot (they've just updated to IE7 but I haven't). Some do not see it themselves but they're receiving client comments and queries re pages not found, funny alignments, etc. Even if you don't have IE7, an increasing number of your potential customers do! If you see any differences yourself, or if you get any reports from others, please get in touch with details so I can address them ASAP. (But remember, you'll need very specific details because I probably cannot see what you're referring to.) There will be no charge for work done to return affected sites to their status quo. What can I do to fix it? Unfortunately, nothing radical, permanent or universal. Whatever adjustments I make to your coding to make it right for IE7, it may not necessarily work properly on earlier versions of IE or on Firefox, etc. All I can (and will) do is to mitigate the undesirable effects so that we get the best compromises possible. Moral: A pox on Microsoft for this arrogant unilateral strike on the Web world!