If you are viewing this page in IE8 , then you must be seeing a full opaque white background behind this post. Yesterday , my collegue pointed this out to me (As I am one of those people who adapt to changes slowly and steadily… especially browsers. Might say, Im a coward, but so be it …. Being a UI developer, I’m always shit scared of new browser versions … you know what Im tlaking about, right?)
Digged around for while, trying to find a solution to fix it and then what …
This time our ALL TIME FAVOURITE browser has done it all over again by dropping all support for CSS opacity. The non-standard `filter: alpha(opacity=##)` CSS attribute has been removed , Nice , but they also totally forgot to add CSS3 opacity support (like how all the other browser’s nicely have kept it in). So, for the first time since GOD told us about CSS opacity ( since IE 5.0 , I guess) , a web browser won’t support CSS opacity.
And now for the cream on top: Official word from IE 8 team? It’s “by design” and “we will consider this in a future version of IE”.
PS: Try this page in FF, swear it looks neat!