Gee, how annoying is Internet Explorer - very. This is an old issue that I have been struggling with - .pngs and users who insist on using IE6 and below.
Everytime I made a change on the site and had to check in IE I saw the awful backgrounds on the forum icons and other icons. So I used GIFs, but they often have fluffy edges and look bad on dark colours.
Happy day, I finally got off my ass and installed a fix - there is an excellent blog post HERE
and the fix can be found HERE
Grumph. Temporarily uninstalled - I think it was slowing the site - because I DON'T have height and width on all my images HTML like a good coder should. MORE for the todo list......