IE7 Phantom Floated Image Bug

IE7 Phantom Floated Image BugI discovered a rendering problem of my website while viewing it on Internet Explorer 7 (IE7): floated images were leaving big chunky “holes” in otherwise normal blocks of paragraphs. Fortunately, I’ve discovered a solution and am posting it here to help jog my memory the next time I run across it. This bug has likely been documented already and probably has some really cool name like “Phantom Floated Image Bug” but just in case it hasn’t been named, that’s what I’m calling it. Before you read any farther you need to know this: I don’t pretend to be a master of Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) and I can’t possibly take a look at your site’s code (I’d probably screw it up for you anyway). I just post the solutions that I’ve found here for my own benefit, if they help you then feel free to leave a comment telling me that I saved you some time! That said, let’s squash this Continue reading IE7 Phantom Floated Image Bug

DragonFly Everlasting

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There it is again.

Dusty pale blue pendant in the middle of the air.

Creation’s resounding echo.

Dragonfly everlasting.

It’s been there every summer for as long as I can remember; effortlessly defining the air in rattling twists and turns like some tiny, maddened barnstormer. The blue of its abdomen washed out like a pair of old jeans.

And though I know that this isn’t the same dragonfly that I saw here one or two or ten years ago, genetic persistence makes it seem as if it were. Like Lee Falk’s famous cartoon strip hero The Phantom, I know that this little fellow is but one in a long line of dragonflies who have assumed the mantle of summertime dragonfly on this little plot of land.