For the past few months I have been adjusting the design of my web pages here slightly from time to time—something made easier by their conversion to a more CSS-based layout recently. Visitors went from a light-text-on-dark-background design through a few variations of the opposite: black on white. In the past few weeks I've added some light purple to the mix.
Following some lessons at work from Dave Shea, I've been experimenting with doing even more layout and formatting with my Cascading Style Sheet, rather than traditional HTML parameters. The current version has two pale purple stripes down the side of the page, generated with some simple CSS borders.
The problem is, while every decent web browser—from Mozilla and Firefox to Safari and even Internet Explorer for Mac—centres the content on the page, the one browser nearly everyone in the real world uses, Internet Explorer for Windows, jams all the content up to the left side of the page. Which is fine—I mean, I could have meant to do that—but it is a bit frustrating to still be fighting against different browsers, seven years after I started building web pages.