Not sure what browser your using, but that problem sounds like one we've had with IE since the start. Only about 2% of our userbase uses this resolution so I guess we neglect to test it. At any rate, this will go on the 'todo' list near the bottom as we have slightly more pressing matters to focus on
Maybe the richest man in software design doesn't use to-do lists because he's not actually doing anything anymore? Or perhaps he's a genius with a photographic memory? Or he's very well organized to the point of simply not needing one? And of course, he probably does this for a living which is why he's so rich.
We have lives which require our attention. So a to-do list is a good idea. That way stuff doesn't get forgotten. Frankly I think Davion is being extremely generous to consider taking the time to see if he can fix the problem with 800x600. To be perfectly honest, I considered it low priority enough to be an acceptable casualty since at best only 2% of our visitors use that resolution. It was a battle enough to get it working at 1024x768, but we had to because the majority of our users are still at that level.
No he said he didn't like To-Do lists back in 1999. Well, I'm a genius with photographic memory and I don't like them either. But more so, Bill and I agree on the following: we like to get it done, period.
Well for those that don't have an actual life to live then that works great, but for those of us that do have other things to do, to-do lists make sure that all those pesky little things that others want done will eventually get there.
Bill Gates has a life. He's the richest man in Tech, possibly in all industries. He owns two of the most successful and well endowed organizations in the world.
Well then, if "bill gates" is the man you're talking about who doesn't use todo lists…
That might explain a few things like, why are there so many bugs in microsoft software that don't get fixed.
In fact… the specific issue in question relates to how internet explorer does not meet the CSS standard for how horizontal width is allocated. This causes the central section to clear the left column and sometimes the right column.
Apparently meeting world standards isn't on his todo list.
That doesn't make them the world standard. Microsoft is a member of the W3C and participates in the creation of those standards along with hundreds of other companies around the world.
If you look strictly at browser %'s yeah, most people use IE. Many of those people use IE by convenience and have no opinion for or against. You'll notice if you look though, that the number of IE users has been steadily declining.
The biggest reason I've seen is security holes and bugs. Most serious web developers I know use Firefox or Opera for their personal use, and IE to test layouts.
Edit: I also notice the date of those statistics is 5 years ago.