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  • I generally use firefox and my blog ( works just fine there. But I’ve received comments that it is all screwed up in IE and sure enough, when I checked it the formatting is wrong (line down the middle, pictures all odd sizes, etc. Any suggestions? I don’t see anything relevant to this when searching. Thank you very much.

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  • A lot will depend on what theme you are using….

    Moderator James Huff


    # What version of WordPress you’re running – 1.5
    # A link to your site-
    # Steps to recreate the problem – view the site in IE
    # Things you’ve tried and places you’ve searched for a solution – on this site.
    # What sort of server you’re on (If it’s relevant) – i don’t know. I use hosting at a company called 1&1.
    # The version of PHP and MySQL you are using (If it’s relevant) – I don’t know.

    Other than minor color tweaks have you edited this theme at all?

    I could be wrong, but in your sidebar ID:

    padding: 20px 0 10px 0;
    margin-left: 545px;
    width: 190px;

    you might want to float: left;
    and/or change the margin-left to a smaller number …

    nothing except for adding the header picture. I will try removing that and see if it fixes the problem.

    I’ve tried the change suggested above. I’ve also deleted and re-uploaded the theme, and have tried different themes. There is always a problem on IE. Are there other settings on wordpress that are incorrect? I am at a total loss.

    I am just waiting for one of the WordPress devs to step up and answer this. I have already indicated what the issue is and my post was moderated off the forum.

    it should be a CSS problem, I’ve seen it before, just trying to remember what it was though …

    Your Helicopters image is breaking the layout. You may want to resize the image?

    yup, make sure to pay attention to the parameters set in both your CSS and header.php files 🙂

    When I deleted the default theme and re-loaded it, it deleted all changes I made to the previous theme, as well as the personal header image, so it can’t be that. Also, when I changed the theme entirely, the site still doesn’t look right on IE. There is something else going on here…and way beyond my ability to fix as far as I can tell. Root, if you have any other suggestions, I will appreciate it! Thanks.

    The truth of it is that fixing up CSS so it is consistent in both major browsers can be tricky. Some themes are more robust than others in this respect. My own view is that it is far better to start with a theme that has the right layout for you (columns) and is technically sound. Color, fonts, fancy headers are then – comparitively- simple to fix. But first you really need to check your post content for any item which is too wide.

    That’s it! It was a stupid pciture that I posted a month ago that was too wide. It resized nicely on firefox, but it screwed the whole site up on IE. Yuck. Well, thank you very much everyone (especially Root) for your help.

    IE dun do auto image resize unless it is loading the image file.

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