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[resolved] When IE Happens to Good People (10 posts)

  1. Questad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm afraid I am new to WordPress, and I was hacking at the CSS fairly wrecklessly. But checking every move in both Safari and FireFox each step of the way so didn't believe I had any problems. I design on a Mac and using IE is the last thing on my mind. Checking it there, after the fact, I thought was a technicality (altho I know IE lives by its own rules).

    Not only ws there a problem... the site, which looks good in other browsers is almost destroyed in IE. I understand IE requires some special considerations having to do with layout and column sizes, and I would not be surprised to find I ripped out the code that applies to that (from the Kubrick template I began from). But in IE not only are my page designs gone crazy, most of the other CSS is not showing. I wonder if I ripped out something so dramatically important to IE that it just freaked on me.

    Would anybody care to put their creative mind to a test and see if they can spot the problems.

    The index page is

    http://www.thebuzzbiz.com/index.php. The CSS is at

    http://thebuzzbiz.com/wp-content/themes/the-buzz-biz/style.css

    The problems may be mutli-fold. I learned a lesson - don't design without checking IE. But for now just hoping I don't have to start over on this.

    Thanks so much
    Jeff

  2. techwench
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You might want to try validating the site to see if that clears up any errors.

    There are a gazillion tags in there. I don't know if that's from a formatting plugin (i.e. textile or markdown), or just the way you designed it.

    Also, IE for mac is outdated (not even supported by MS anymore) and doesn't support a LOT of css stuff. I've seen sites totally break in IE on Mac, but look fine in IE on PC. I, myself, quit supportint IE for mac. If it happens to work in IE on mac, that's a plus - not a must. :)

  3. Questad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks TW

    I'd do as you suggest. That template is my hack up of the Kubrick default template that comes with WordPress and looks fine in Mac IE. So I agree Mac IE is a punk browser, but since the default template worked and mine doesn't I know I broke something. I'd still like to find it.

    I need to know if it is screwed up only in Mac IE. I haven't been able to get to a PC yet.

    I'll try the validating approach. But still hoping someone with smarter WordPress eyes than I sees something in my code.

    Thanks
    Jeff

  4. Questad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks TW

    I'd do as you suggest. That template is my hack up of the Kubrick default template that comes with WordPress and looks fine in Mac IE. So I agree Mac IE is a punk browser, but since the default template worked and mine doesn't I know I broke something. I'd still like to find it.

    I need to know if it is screwed up only in Mac IE. I haven't been able to get to a PC yet.

    I'll try the validating approach. But still hoping someone with smarter WordPress eyes than I sees something in my code.

    Thanks
    Jeff

  5. jaseone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It looks the same to me after a quick look in both Firefox and IE on Windows so as TechWench said I would just ignore Mac IE, there is absolutely no reason why anyone should still be using it and if they are they don't deserve to own a Mac. :P

  6. Kassad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you insist on Mac IE then I think you should start it over again but now keep your project open in both browsers and check every step.
    There may be very few people who are well versed in this field.

  7. Questad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks. I fixed it. I basically restored default CSS for just the "structural" parts and that repaired the massive structural problem. I'm making additional edits to the CSS Very methodically and checking it in IE.

    I personally agree, IE is a waste of time. A few costmetic differences here and there I don't care about. But I had to at least make it readable.

  8. jaseone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    For who though? IE on Windows and IE on Mac are two completely different beasts and if someone is actually using IE on a Mac for day to day surfing then no comment...

  9. kickass
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    On a commercial site you need to pay attention to stats. 1% of my rather considerable traffic uses IEMac, which is the only css-enabled browser that works on OS less than X. I choose not to ignore them. And IEMac problems are usually pretty easily fixable, you just have to know where to look for the solutions:
    Kickass WebGeek Resources- CSS Browser Bugs

  10. jaseone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Really? I'm surprised there is still that many people using it... I'm yet to see it pop into my stats but then again I'm not designing a commercial site so even it did I wouldn't care that much but you're right with a commercial site you need to take extra steps.

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