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[resolved] Internet Explorer messes up my blog (20 posts)

  1. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had no idea that my site looked so bad in internet explorer. I have safari.

    Is there anyway to fix it?
    lollylag.com

    Thank you.

  2. Peter Wooster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Don't use Internet Exploder :)

    Seriously, you need to test your site against all the common modern browsers. IE9 is not too bad, but IE8 is a disaster an IE6 is basically impossible. You need to provide a functional site on Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE7,8,and 9. You can use IE conditional comments to pull in special CSS and JavaScript to make IE a bit better. If you look at source for one of my HTML5 sites, like http://Silvermapleweb.com you will see the things I do to make IE a bit better, like CSS5pie and htlm5shiv.

    /Peter

  3. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post a url so we can see what is happening.

  4. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't use internet explorer, I use safari and it looks fine. Many other people do use internet explorer and my site looks terrible to them so they certainly wouldn't stay very long.
    I am very new to this so you lost me at special CCS & javascript to make ei better. Thank you for your reply.

  5. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post a url so we can see what is happening.

  6. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I agree - 'don't use IE' - if you have invalid code:
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=lollylag.com&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Validating_a_Website

    however, your viewers might use IE and turn into ex-viewers...

  7. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can't show you the url.my daughter is away in university and she showed it to me. There is writing and it says most likely there might be a typing error, if you clicked on a link it may. across the front in internet explorer.

  8. Peter Wooster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The URL is in the OP. it's just not a link.

    I use a Mac and run IE under Windows 7 in a Fusion VM. Getting n old used PC with XP and IE 8 is probably a cheaper solution if you are a Mac user.
    /peter

  9. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wow alchymyth , what is all that?

  10. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    your first adsense unit is broken:

    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "ca-pub-26........

    the </script> needs to be removed.

    no idea how you inserted the adsense, maybe it is in header.php ?

  11. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wow alchymyth , what is all that?

    not sure what you mean - it is usually validation errors if IE makes trouble;

    try to remove at least the main error to see if that helps.

  12. Peter Wooster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you make any money from all those ads? It's usually best to get your site up, correct and popular before putting ads on it. You have far too many.

    /Peter

  13. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I took off all the ads. I probably should have did it one at a time but the problem seems to be fixed. I am going to see if I know how to do what you did alchymyth to see if all those errors are gone.

  14. Peter Wooster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just checked it again in the validator and it's far happier. The site also looks fine in IE7,8,and 9.

    To check in the validator go to http://validator.w3.org/ and type your url into the form, or you can call it the way alchymyth did.

    /peter

  15. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Other than some minor differences in type, the site looks the same to me in FF10, IE9, 8 and 7.

  16. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    only 2 errors left, not sure how to fix them

    I appreciate all of your help. Thank you very much.

  17. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    your site looks quite ok in IE7 (only the subscribe menu item is missing - possibly due to some large left margin somewhwer in the styles - and a white line sticking out on the right side).

    general: as you are using a commercial theme, you should also and primarily try to contact the theme seller for support with problems;

    this forum is usually not able to help with commercial theme (above general advice and troubleshooting) as the theme files are not freely accessible.

  18. Peter Wooster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're welcome,

    One is that you have a target attribute on an element that doesn't support it, remove the attribute. The other is that you have a script that doesn't specify its type, so add the type="text/javascript" to the line.

    /peter

    PS. please remember to mark this topic as resolved.

  19. onely
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't think it is the theme alchymyth, I think it is me not sure what I am doing but I do understand what you mean. Thank you very much.

    kmessinger, thank you for your help as well

    Peter, thank you also and I will try to find these to errors.

  20. Peter Wooster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @alchymyth,

    you're correct. it's the 300px left margin on the menu class that pushes the subscribe off the page in IE7 and IE8 and onto a second line in modern browsers like Safari.

    @onely,

    good luck and have a good evening.

    /Peter

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