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What is wrong with IE????? (17 posts)

  1. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://www.ewoky.com/Blogs/Tec/

    Works in Firefox totally fine. However when I go to view it in I.E it is all screwed up.

    But then if you go here in I.E : http://ewoky.com/Blogs/Tec/?p=5#more-5 it looks fine, and just like in IE.

    Can anyone tell me what is going on here as i am cluelss as to why it would do that.

    Is it the css file?? :

    [moderated: large amount of code snipped. Folks can pull the CSS directly from your site.]

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  3. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Theres tons of stuff there, surely that can't be it?

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Theres tons of stuff there, surely that can't be it?

    Surely it can be. ;) You should fix those errors there, and see if fixing those errors, has helped any, atleast helped a little bit ok? If fixing those, didn't do much at all.. then report back here ok..? =)

    spencerp

  5. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay but looking at it can anyone see a problem, maybe you have had issues w/ ie before and can help?

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    validate.

  7. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm not going to sit here and sift through all the code editing things that I don't even have a clue about. Is it some kind of tables or css issue?

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm not going to sit here and sift through all the code editing things that I don't even have a clue about.

    /me runs off to help someone that is willing to help themself.

  9. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    /me runs off to help someone that is willing to help themself.

    LOL! /Does the same.. ;)

    spencerp

    Jesus! When I clicked on the first link, for validating the blog/site, it was taking *forever* to load, me on crap dialup.. so I just gave up on it sigh.. =(

  10. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay i don't actually know what half the stuff means, so how can I edit this myself??

  11. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, like I said in my P.S. up there, I couldn't even load the validation/error page, to see what the errors were, and where they are located sigh. =(

    I'm on crap dialup..and that page took *forever* to load for me..so I gave up on it. =( Someone that has a faster internet connection, will have to help ya with it I guess. =P

    spencerp

  12. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I hope so, I should have mentioned at the start that I have limited experience with php etc, so even if I were to go through all of that I can't even do much anyway!

  13. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You go back to that validation page and check the Show Source box, then click Revalidate.
    Every error line # will become a clickable link that will take you to the exact location of the faulty code. That's always helpful.

  14. martynjackson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It check over the whole thing, even the posts?? What is the site going to? index.php as a whole?

  15. Bryan Davis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    From looking at the Validator response and Viewing Source, I can see a few things straight away. These are (X)HTML issues (which is what the Validator is checking out) not PHP. The Validator checks the page that is viewed by the Browser (Client-side) after PHP has done it's dynamic trickery (Server-side).

    1. In your template, you have <h4> and <h5> tags used as content containers - change these to <div> with different classes for your style hooks. That will take care of all the warnings about <p> in invalid locations.

    2. Your Digg and Del.icio.us links have unescaped Ampersands; & should be coded as &amp;. This may be something you can edit in your post template or may be the result of a plugin. How are you generating these links?

    3. Several <br> tags are present. This is an XHTML document (according to DOCTYPE!) so these should be <br />

    4. In the footer, the "x calls to the database" line is lacking a closing </li> tag.

    That's a few things off the top of my head, there may be more. Can I recommend that you run your templates through HTML Tidy (or similar) before uploading and, in any case, Validate, Validate, Validate.

  16. spirit892
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I understand it can be a bit confusing at first, but it will help your site look better in all browsers if you validate. Go through each line and read up at the w3c site on how to validate your pages. If they are too confusing, try Jem's site. She does a good job.
    http://tutorialtastic.co.uk/page/validate_your_css
    http://tutorialtastic.co.uk/page/validating_your_webpage_to_xhtml_1_transitional

    Hope that helps.

  17. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ..and martyn - the *reason* you should validate is because if a page does *not* validate, IE will display your site in what's called "Quirks mode". In other words, IE will display your page as it *thinks* you meant to have it displayed, even when there are beaucoup errors in it. So all other browsers will show it precisely as you've coded it - even if it's invalid - but IE will "make adjustemtns" that could throw things off.

    This is why you should always validate first. No sense in making fixes for IE when all you may need to do is validate your code. Fix a few erroneous tags and have the page fall back into place. No, it doesn't work *every* time, but it saves you a ton of headaches in the end to validate first.

    So start off with that, and if it's still screwed up, post again :)

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