Just for those curious, I tested the OCnet design for Lent in IE 6, IE 7, IE 8, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.
The Pascha design currently up should work in all those since I only changed the graphics and not the structural markup, but I did not test in IE6.
From here on out, I will not support IE6 as it is a dinosaur and just can't do the things other browsers can. The forum should work in IE6 for some time still, but it won't always. Only like 2-5% of our users use IE6 at this point though.
As far as having to use IE8 in compatibility mode, the forum software we use (SMF) is going through a big fight between developers and the LLC that manages it. I am waiting to see what happens before making a decision which direction to take the upgrades in the future, but those new versions will fix the issues with IE8 compatibility. Nebelpfede showed me how to tweak the code, but I am reticent to do hacks because I do my web work in rotations (since I can't ever seem to get enough help >>>cough<<<<) and so when I finish something on OCnet, it's on to one of the other 10 sites I work on. By the time I get back to OCnet, I often forget what code hacks I've done and when I change something I might forget the hack...yes, I write them down, but trust me, when you are trying to manage as much stuff as I am, you feel confused about the work half the time.
Just wanted to let people know how things work around here, in case anyone was curious.