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Column losing width constraints in IE7 (4 posts)

  1. livewith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi!

    Firstly, thanks for taking a look into this, I appreciate it.

    I'm working on a store locator page, which can be found here.

    If you open the page with a current version of Firefox, IE8, or Chrome, the content loads properly and with the correct spacing.

    Now, if you load the page in IE7... all hell breaks loose and I can't figure out how to fix it. Specifically, the content seems to ignore spacing and takes up the entire screen, rather than staying constrained to the wide column I was hoping for. Additionally, the header image is lost in the abyss.

    Any ideas? Also, please be patient with me, I'm learning as I go along :).

    Thanks in advance.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could start by validating your site. Many cross-browser problems are caused by invalid markup.

  3. EMG
    Forum Volunteer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    IE is notorious for not being standards-compliant and one of the biggest and most popular IE problems comes from how IE interprets and handles and renders floats and margins and block level and inline level content and percentages.

    Once you get your coding validated (this will fix the majority of potential bugs :)), I would suggest doing research on those issues that I mentioned if you still encounter issues with how IE displays your site.

  4. livewith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could start by validating your site. Many cross-browser problems are caused by invalid markup.

    Thanks esmi, I'll attempt to fix these problems today. Hopefully it works!

    IE is notorious for not being standards-compliant and one of the biggest and most popular IE problems comes from how IE interprets and handles and renders floats and margins and block level and inline level content and percentages.

    Once you get your coding validated (this will fix the majority of potential bugs :)), I would suggest doing research on those issues that I mentioned if you still encounter issues with how IE displays your site.

    Thanks for the background info EMG. I hope I can fix all the validation problems and have my fingers crossed it'll fix the problem. But, it's good info you mentioned and I'll look into it.

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