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  • Resolved beerorkid


    super borked in IE, fine in FF

    every word gets its own line, and some manualy edited side bars are borked (pages)

    so I looked through the forum and darn there are a lot of different fixes out there. I have no clue on which one to try. Creeping text maybe?

    gonna try some of them tonight. but, just incase one of you kind souls out there can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

    modified tigarator theme.


    picture of what is happening:

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  • vavroom


    Look on sites discussing the css box model, that is what’s happening to you, I think. It’s how IE handles margins/padding differently than a standards compliant browser.



    all right thanks, will look into it.



    sorry for being a noob

    all these sites that tell you what to edit stuff do not refer to exactly what file to edit. How would they know though 😉

    when I get in the theme editor there is the stylesheet at the top and then a style.php

    from messing around when i modified the theme, I found messing with the stylesheet changed nothing, but when I messed with style.php stuff started changing. if that matters at all.

    should I ditch the style.php and mess with style.css?

    could that cause problems?



    well, depends on how your theme is built, it just might be that it requires style.php, but in general, it’s style.css that you want to edit.

    What you are looking for is the margin/padding of the three divs that make your three columns. IE adds extra space, so you have to “hack” your css for it. in short, give one declaration for firefox, then negate it and another one only understood by ie. There are several ways to do this, but one could be:

    mystyle {
    * html mystyle {

    Note that I plucked numbers out of my head. I won’t feed it to you, it’s a bit daunting at first, but you’ll quickly see it makes sense. Once you understand what “box model is” (and it’s a straightforward concept), you’ll see what happens and how, and where to fix it.

    Have fun, me, I have to get my nose back to work at the office 😉



    darn had tried to comment out the about link in the pages section of sidebar.php and apparently did it incorrectly.

    all good now

    thanks for all your help

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