Too Bad To Be True (or Dear Ray Ozzie: IE8 can’t handle Windows Live)

Yesterday, while walking from launch, my freind Amnon David (the creator of jNext) told me that IE8 doesn’t work on

Since IE8 release gained lots of credit by JavaScript Hackers (John Resig and many more), therefore, I couldn’t believe it until I saw it in my own eyes.

Plain and simple, the site is broken. Icons, texts, menus are overlapping each other.

Everyone can see now that every piece of DHTML code must be written twice, once for all the browsers, and then specifically for IE.

The unbearable lightness of releasing buggy software at MS is shocking.

The results are deployed here in front of your eyes.

IE8 default mode Ie8

IE 8 emulating IE7

Emulated IE7

Firefox 3 Beta 3


New Version for JS HotKeys

I finally was able to fix a few minor bugs and compile a new version of my js-hotkeys module. Get your copy now (tar.gz || zip)

Js-Hotkeys is a jQuery plugin that lets you easily add and remove handlers for keyboard events anywhere in your code supporting almost any key combination.

Read more at:
Live demo at:

Getting things right vs. Getting things done

Most of today’s web developer will tell you that

the following:

<h2 id="foo">Click Here</h2>
    $('foo').click = function(){alert("Hello")};

is better than:

<h2 id="foo" onclick="alert('Hello');">Click Here</h2>

and the following:


        new Image().src='/images/nav_logo3.png';

is far better than:

<body bgcolor=#ffffff
onload="sf();if(document.images){new Image().src='/images/nav_logo3.png'}"
topmargin=3 marginheight=3>....</body>

and last but not least: Using HTML tables for layout-ing is evil.

The point is that the code above is taken from Google, Facebook and Yahoo.
Yep! All the majors seems to be caring less on standards and more for their own interests.

None of them are valid HTML and uses a table to align the two buttons (Google Search and I’m felling Lucky) in the middle of the page.