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Sidebar hidden in IE 6 (9 posts)

  1. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been tweaking with my sidebar, and all looks good in firefox (as usual), but in IE 6 everything under the small "About" paragraph is hidden!

    Tweaks include: added CG-Amazon list, and hid some calls like 'pages', 'archives' and 'meta'.

    I must point out I'm a complete newbie, so it's quite possible it's really obvious to you wordpress geniuses. Thanks.

    http://boilerhouseblog.com/fishcakes/

  2. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Your site actually doens't show anything on the sidebar when I view with FF, but in IE6, I can see the search bar and the about section. So whatever you're doing is actually working in IE and not FF so far.

  3. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmm, seems fine in FF to me... very odd. This is what I'm seeing:

    screenshot

    Any ideas why?

  4. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    arg, you're right, I just reloaded the page. Where's it gone?

  5. Well, I ran a validation check, and it's got a few missing end tags, so you might want to fix those.

  6. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    K. Re-uploaded the original kubrick sidebar.php and style.css. It seems that the problem in IE was one with sidebar.php, and the one in FF was style.css. I really screwed things up didn't I?

    I think you were right, andrea_r, it was probably just sloppy coding. I'll try to be more careful next time...
    Thanks for bailing me out guys.

  7. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It could be one of two things. 1, you have an image in the sidebar that's actually too big. 2, you have some badly coded javascript code. If I were you, I'd remove each one by one and see which is doing it. If the javascript code is a statistics counter or tracker, move it to footer.php. It will look better and your stats will be better.

  8. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmm... all working now, except CG-Amazon, some links below it and the footer in IE. I have commented the 'Meta' box to remove it, and have found that by uncommenting it, I can get IE to display the stuff below and the footer. Seems the problem is here, then...

  9. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Darn. After all that, it just turns out I was using the wrong comment declaration, with a "!" at either end, not just the opening end.

    I knew the solution would be simple.

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