What i found out is the filter that windows applies to make pngs work is layed on top of the item you’re making transparent. so technically the clickable anchor is there, its just under it and you cant get to it. So i guess "killing it" is the wrong way to say it, but it definitely renders them useless.
if you need transparent png’s to act as any kind of navigation or links, you cant use the iepngfix.htc work around. What I’m having to do is create either gifs or jpegs and line them up perfectly and having them only available to ie6. everything else sees the pngs.
Yeah it’s kind of a "known issue" that the HTC method for forcing alpha transparancy in PNGs in IE6 can sometimes "kill" links. It is usually recommended that that fix is never used for somewhere of vital importance (navigation) and never used somewhere like an entire background image. I think it’s more for spot-fixes.
That’s what i usually do. I pretty much called off using png’s except when i could care less about IE6 like on my personal site. i want it to be ugly in ie6 lol
the new probem is i just started a new job and i did a few freelance projects with them before i started with them. the design department knows very little about web design are strictly print and advertising designers and they keep designing things here and there that make my life hell when its time to slice them up. so thats my problem. if i was designing it i know how to work around the problem in the mock up so i dont have to use png’s.
hope that made sense
and thats very lame we’re still dealing with this..