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Weird IE Rendering Bug Fixed

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Last summer, I posted about a strange problem I was having in Internet Explorer. The browser wasn’t properly drawing certain elements to the screen, namely <hn> tags with background images, colors, or borders. It was all very frustrating.

In the end, I just chalked it up to Internet Explorer sucking, and left it alone. Recently, however, my question was answered.

For elements that act as though they were relatively positioned, then go ahead and use position:relative; on it. It seems to fix it without a hitch.

Just thought I’d pass this along.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.