If you have just seen your site in IE8 and you feel like crying because all of your hard work has been thrown out of the window, don’t rush into that re-design just yet. You can force IE8 to act like IE7 while you work on a full time fix, by just including this in the header of your pages(s):
<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=EmulateIE7″ />
This will get round some of the new behaviour.
Yes Microsoft we appreciate your efforts in getting your browser to work properly, but we have spent the last 12 years bodging our sites together so that they display properly in your old programs, and your new baby plays by it’s own rules, so now we have to go back over everything….thanks.