Can We Use Alpha Transparency Now?

I use Firefox with a vengeance, but I’m not going to go into all that because that isn’t the point. With the advent of Internet Explorer 7 coming out the door, there has been mixed reviews and CSS standard warnings that comes with it. I’m not going to go into all that either because I’ll leave it to people who know more than their fair share of it. My only question is, since Internet Explorer 7 has native alpha transparency support which should have come out years ago, is it now safe to use PNG-24 images for our sites now?

Are you going to use it?

Cause I just looked at my blog using IE6 and boy does it stand out like a sore thumb.

5 thoughts on “Can We Use Alpha Transparency Now?

  1. I already have been using transparent PNGs and support IE6 using its special filter:

    <code><br />
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='image.png', sizingMethod='scale');<br />
    </code>

  2. Elliot: Maybe I should look into that thanks. 🙂

    ChickyBabe: I know you will and I know I have, but what about other people. With more than 50% of my readers still using IE6, that can account for a lot of problems.

  3. why does it stand out like a sore thumb?
    if you mean your green bullet marks on your right navigation area that have gray backgrounds… i think its exaggerated statement.
    they are not distracting at all.
    though you do have a broken valid css image at the footer in ie6.

  4. Well, I guess it’s the perfectionist web design thing. The grey background kinda sticks out considering they weren’t there in any other browser. Thanks for telling me about the broken image though, I’ll fix that in a jiffy.

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