The UX.SE CSS for tags (
.post-tag) and buttons(
input[type="submit"], input[type="button"]) breaks in IE9+ and WP7+ browsers. The background gradient overflows the rounded corners. Like this (enlarging for clarity):
This is a known problem with the combiation of
border-radius and the IE-proprietary gradient
filter. See https://github.com/jquery/jquery-mobile/issues/2046 for more info about the problem.
There are workarounds (e.g. wrapping the <a> in another tag with
overflow:none, using a background image, etc.). But it's also probably OK to simply remove the
filter: gradient from any element that also has a
border-radius. This means IE users won't see gradients on tags or buttons, but at least the site won't look buggy.
Given the infrequent usage of IE among UX.SE regulars I don't think fixing this is a high priority, but there are IE users coming in from Google to read our posts and it may hurt the site's credibility to look bad on a popular modern browser.