No Apparent Transparent

I can’t figure out why the PNG transparency wont apply to the artwork in my previous “Redesign Chronicle” when viewing the post in IE6 — despite the fact that I’m using Dean Edwards IE7 script and the files end in -trans.png. Arrrgh!

Update: I’ve cracked it! Turned out that it was the PNG files themselves. The illustrations were drawn with Inkscape as vector graphics (SVG to be precise) and rasterized as PNG with the softwares own bitmap exporter. However, Inkscape seem to produce PNG files that Internet Explorer doesn’t like and the transparency bugfix can’t do anything about. But the solution was simple: just open each PNG file in Gimp and re-save it. Of course, I could also have opened each SVG file in Gimp and saved the PNGs from there.

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