Hello, my name is Federico Capoano,
I enjoy developing cutting-edge websites
and working with creative people.
While developing this web-site I encountered one of those little tipical annoying bugs that characterize Internet Explorer.
Even if version 8 is a much better browser than versions 6 and 7, it still sucks under many points of view if compared to other modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.
The issue I want to talk about in this post is the use of a repeated 1x1 pixel semi-transparent background. While this works just fine in all the other modern browsers, IE8 has a little issue that drove me mad.
After doing some testing with static html files for a couple of hours, I finally found the cause of this problem: Internet Explorer 8 doesn't perform the repeat of a 1x1 pixel semi-transparent background image correctly when any other element on the page is using the "-ms-filter" drective for the alpha transparency:
Do not ask me why, just make your semi-transparent image a bit bigger and it will work fine also in the case previously described.
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