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ie for mac causing aneurism (4 posts)

  1. jgpippin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    anyone who likes a challenge is begged to help.
    my theme for http://www.iblather.com works absolutely fine in Safari, Opera, and Firefox, and in IE for Windows.
    However, IE for Mac beats it with an ugly stick, and I don't know why. Enough of my readers use IE for Mac for that to be a problem for me.
    If anyone would like to help me, I would be greatly appreciative. You can use the "View Source" command, obviously, but if you need code snippets I'll be happy to provide them.

  2. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The real problem with Mac IE is that it was discontinued three years ago and support was officially ended last year. I don't have any copies of Mac IE lying around to test your site, but I know that it has endless rendering problems, particularly with CSS. If I were you, I'd beg them all to switch to Safari or FireFox.
    Beyond that, there are a few XHTML errors and one CSS error in your design. Cleaning them up may help.
    XHTML errors: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iblather.com%2F
    CSS error: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iblather.com%2Fwp-layout.css&usermedium=all

  3. jgpippin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for taking a look.
    The XHTML errors are minor, nothing that would cause this kind of breakage. Some are silly - most are from MT-imported posts or bits of code from outside resources (flickr, audioblog, etc). All are negligible, though I should remove the Valid XHTML link if I don't plan to be a nazi about XHTML validity.
    The CSS error, too, was nothing: the offending line was removed without problem.
    I think that I will use this as an opportunity to fuel my long-standing hate of all things Internet Explorer. Mac IE is on its way out anyway... I hope. Maybe I'll put a "best viewed in any number of browsers that aren't bloated with useless code and too elitist to adapt to changing technologies that don't happen to show a high profit margin" badge or something.
    Thanks, anyway.

  4. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey, I like the sound of that badge. ^_^ Let me know when you finish it.

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