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Template breaking up in IE, but fine in other browsers (8 posts)

  1. snookrazy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd appreciate an opinion here.

    I own/operate a site that features half of its pages based on an e-commerce platform, and the other half on WP (2.1.3). I do some code work on the blog and I created the design, but the build was accomplished by a developer who I no longer use. He recently transferred my blog files over from one URL (shallowfish.com) to another (shallowfishblog.com) with the same host, and things went somewhat smoothly. I work on a Mac, and the design displays fine in all browsers. Buddy with a PC checked , and it was fine on his browsers...except for IE (7), in which the template breaks all apart and text scampers outside the margins. Can someone help me pinpoint this issue? Does WP generate code on the fly for different browsers, or am I overlooking something basic? Note that on secondary pages, like my "About" and "Contact" pages, the entire header disappears when viewed in IE.

    Thanks for any/all insight. I do realize that I'm running an old verion of WP, and I plan on fixing that soon. The developer I used did a "manual" install of my files, which my host said was a bad idea since I'm not linked to the host's tools, including the ability to perform "one click" WP updates.

    Finally, if someone can refer to me a WordPress coding whiz who can help me with this issue - and a number of other design/development tasks - I'd be obliged.

    John

  2. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You have code errors that need fixing. For example, the following at the very start of your code needs to be moved into the head with the other meta stuff:

    <meta name="verify-v1" content="zEl9IniEi/5sBG1Kvfc7yjprt2B8JFn+EtNK5ErWhZ0=" />

    After you do this, click Revalidate in the validator to see your other code errors.

    Finally, if someone can refer to me a WordPress coding whiz who can help me with this issue - and a number of other design/development tasks - I'd be obliged.

    More info and examples here:

    http://wordpress.org/search/hire?forums=1

  3. snookrazy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Iridiax, thanks very much, but....why would the blog template render fine in all browsers but PC-based IE? Isn't this issue a separate one from the fact that my blog features some messy code? I'm sure if I ran any site through that service it's show numerous coding "mistakes".

    Any other input is appreciated.

    John

  4. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Browsers react differently to errors, and a page full of errors can look fine on one browser and look like a total mess on another. The first step in fixing display issues is to fix code errors.

  5. polarnightz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Suggestion: Check your css/theme paths. Firefox, Safari maybe able to read your syntax paths but IE can't.

    Your fonts are different on both my Firefox and IE7 (Your H1's are different) The wide spread text doesn't seem to be reading the width in the css.

    iridiax maybe right, there could be a small syntax error (e.g. extra </div>) that other browsers intelligently ignore while IE throws a wobbly.

  6. polarnightz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My Dreamweaver picked up 2+ tag problems on your index page.

  7. mojorob
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There's not only errors in the HTML, there's also errors on the stylesheet. You really need to get these fixed (i.e. valid) before doing anything else.

    I'm sure if I ran any site through that service it's show numerous coding "mistakes".

    I manage to get my code as valid, as well as websites displaying the same in IE, Firefox & Opera.

    There are times I feel that people put down IE rather than admitting to their own coding errors, which is the thing that seems to cause most problems of sites displaying in IE mentioned on this forum (that I've looked at).

  8. bradstinyworld
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    make sure you check the theme without any plugins active, advertising, or scripted widgets validator hates those and will tell you they are errors no matter what 99% of the time

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