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  • When viewed on a 22 inch monitor in FF and Chrome, my blog looks the same, but in IE everything appears bigger – larger font, larger header dimensions, and the margins on both sides are consequently reduced.

    Does anyone have a fix, pls?

    URL is

    Theme is Twenty Eleven child theme.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Start by sorting out the 80 markup errors. Then move onto the CSS errors.

    Thanks, esmi. I’m grateful for your input – but alarmed by all these errors! I have to admit, I have no idea how to fix any of them.

    Another question, please – how would so many errors come about in the first place? All I do is write posts! The changes to my blog have been pretty minimal, and where possible just make use of plugins (eg: changing header size, adding social media buttons). The CSS changes in the style sheet – and I would have thought they were pretty minimal – have all been at the advice of a couple of tech-savvy bloggers or folk from here. Surely all these errors haven’t arisen solely from this?

    I also have over 200 404 crawl errors showing up in Google Webmaster Tools. Do you think they could be related to the markup and CSS errors you’ve identified?


    Looks like it’s mostly Youtube embed code not being HTML5-compliant or whatever. I wouldn’t worry about it. Sorry I can’t help with the IE problem though. Everything looks the same to me on FF6 and IE9.

    You sure it isn’t just text zoom? Press CTRL+0 or set the zoom to 100% via options.

    chadrew, thanks so much – it IS the text zoom. Was set to 125% on IE9.

    Phew – easily sorted!

    Still concerned about all those markup and CSS errors, although if most of them are just down to youtube code not being HTML5 compliant, I guess that’s not a huge concern. Do you think this would also account for the 200+ 404 crawl errors?

    I’ve had a drastic sudden drop in traffic in the 2 months since I changed to a “pretty” permalinks structure, and am wondering if these crawl errors might be partly responsible.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for your help.


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