Fixing the IE z-index bug.

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We all know that IE is full of bugs and just plain sucks as a browser… if you didn’t know that you can drop your geek badge off on the way out. So today I ran across the Z-Index bug in IE7.

Sometimes you’ve seen this behavior before: Screen shot 2010-05-13 at 12.15.21 PM.png

The fix is to give the parent of the element with a z-index a slightly higher z-index

<div style="z-index: 1000;">
<div style="z-index: 999;">Content Here</div>
</div>

Resources: http://brenelz.com/blog/squish-the-internet-explorer-z-index-bug/

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. shanestillwell@gmail.com