IOTBS: Version 2.1

Invasion of the Body Switchers updated

My good friend (and evil genius) Brothercake has today released an update to Invasion of the Body Switchers.

Updating the classic ALA Style Switcher to accommodate multiple users and devices, including some that are not even traditional browsers, all from a single JavaScript and CSS file? Enter the Body Switcher.

Version 2.1 is a minor update, to cure a few glitches that have been reported recently, notably: A small change to how Internet Explorer loads new style sheets in integrate mode, to avoid a potential crash bug.

A change to the recommended source-order of the script includes (so that the core functions come after the interface script). This is to change the parsing-order of the code so as to prevent an occassional load-related script error in Opera.

And after that, Cake will stitch together a bunch of parts to form a really ugly monster. Ooops sorry, that's the Macrodobia redesign ;)


  1. #1 On January 16, 2006 09:50 PM Ms. Jen said:

    Besides its other challenges, the Macrodobia is also very slow loading.

  2. #2 On January 16, 2006 10:03 PM Matt Robin said:

    Excellent...a new switcher!!!! (Andy - are you still feeding Brothercake?)

    Macrodobia! HA! Yes...hmmm...what - you don't LIKE their site? ;)

  3. #3 On January 17, 2006 01:10 AM Rob Wilmshurst said:

    What isn't there to like about the Macrodobia site!?
    It's ... well... silver... and its got some flash on it... erm...

    A little part of me dies everytime I see it.

    IOTBS is fantastc; thanks and pints to all involved!

  4. #4 On January 17, 2006 06:05 PM Dave said:

    Wow, this jolted my somewhat asleep memory, I'll most certainly be including a styleswitcher in some of my projects from now on.

    I agree with you about the Macrodobia redesign... or is it a realign!?

  5. #5 On January 17, 2006 07:32 PM Rob Wilmshurst said:

    It's a misalign ;)

  6. #6 On January 18, 2006 05:31 PM Mike WS said:

    If that's the best example of what you can do with Macrodobia products, they deserve to go bust ASAP. People of a nervous disposition should on no account View Source. Although there are no tables and the homepage almost validates (un-escaped ampersands in hrefs and a missing alt) it's so full of cruft it's no wonder it takes so long to load. Also it is so reliant on JavaScript that it doesn't even pass single-A accessibility compliance.[Point 6.3]
    BTW I might try IOTBS one day.