During a left-hand webdesign project at work today, I was once again reminded how much time I would save if I was able to use transparent PNG graphics, not having to find all sorts of workarounds.
PNG, like GIF, is a graphics file format that supports transparency. The difference from GIF being that it supports semi-transparent pixels, so you could, for instance, create a soft drop-shadow over a tiled background.
Now that Internet Explorer 7, which supports transparent PNGs, is being pushed to consumers—the remaining browsers already supporting it—PNGs will eventually become viable for web use. I know some early adopters have already ditched IE6, and that’s fine for personal sites, but when can we convince clients that PNGs are great?