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  • Hi all,

    I have a problem. On my site preview images get all screwed up on Internet Explorer 8 (which I know sucks, but many of my potential clients use it, so my site better looks ok there)…

    This is a page where the problem occurs…

    If you switch IE8 to IE7 mode the images have correct aspect ratio… but it should show correctly right away…

    None of the solutions I’ve found on the internet solves my problem…

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks a ton.

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Which solutions have you found that didn’t work?

    They didn’t exactly match my problem (people had distortion problems but elsewhere…)

    One was to use the “force regenerate thumbnails” plugin – which had no effects, except I had to recreate all my thumbs with non standard preview sections again.

    Another one was a little snipped of php code which was said to tell the browser use IE7 mode. It should be entered in a HTML widget – this didn’t work either.

    Others suggested to change the height attribute “auto” to a distinct value manually – in hatch this is already the case…

    I also found that some of my previews didn’t have the exact 300 x 200 pixel size, but something like 298 x 200 or 300 x 201, so I changed them all by hand – but to no effect….

    That were pretty much my trials during this day…

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    You should first ensure each webpage you want browser-compatible successfully validates through W3C’s Validator.

    Nice tip – this should be the job of the professional theme programmers 😉

    Do you really think the incorrect use of <dl> <dd> is causing IE8 to hiccup?

    I’m not a programmer but to me this doesn’t sound like this…

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Webpages are formed on HTML elements. If those elements are incorrectly formed, webpages will break. Internet Explorer isn’t a forgiving browser, unlike Google Chrome.

    I completely understand your point.

    It doesn’t help a single bit with my prob I’m afraid.

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