A Night at the Opera

Opera7 has been rubbing me the wrong way. I’m getting lots of positive feedback on the new Inc.com redesign — and also tons of feeback on how the navigation breaks in Opera7/Win. I’m trying to find a solution for the problem.

Doug mentioned that Opera7 has trouble setting a width for an absolutely positioned ul — and he’s right. Since there is no width specified, the list wraps instead of displaying inline like it does on every other standards-compliant browser. Applying a white-space: nowrap; to the #nav is ignored by Opera (a bug?), and while setting a pixel width fixes the problem, it creates additional issues in other browsers. The mini tabs work fine on SimpleBits because I’m not using position: absolute;.

Frustrating. But Inc.com gets approximately 0.00001% of its traffic through Opera. Sure, it sounds like I’m giving up on it — but I’m not interested in finding a hack that is specific to Opera only right now, when it appears to ignore the white-space rule. The rest of the site renders just fine as well.

I’d be interested to hear from others who have run into similar problems with Opera.

One Comment

  1. Set says:

    Seems it is fixed in 8.02