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  • Resolved gwittenborn


    I recently upgraded to WordPress 2.1. Prior to the upgrade, my blog looked good in both IE and Firefox.

    After the upgrade, I’ve noticed that in FireFox (currently using FF the border and background of the page is incorrect. However it looks fine in IE 7.0.

    In short, the background behind the text of each post should be white, the background behind the text on both the right sidebars should be grey, and there should be a border to the left of the posts separating the grey page background from the white post background. As I mentioned, it looks correct in IE.

    I ran the code through the W3C validator, and while it does return some errors, they mostly relate to adsense code.

    I was hoping for a simple </div> omission, but to no avail.

    Note that the format is not correct on ANY page, not just the main index page. For instance it is incorrect on individual “pages” as well.

    I am starting to think this may be a CSS or style problem?

    Any pointers on where to start looking would be more than appreciated. I have searched the forums and haven’t really found anyone with the same “bug”, but if this is a double post, I apologize.

    The problem child resides at

    Thanks for any and all help!


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  • Just looked at it in FF and it looks pretty much the same as it does in IE.

    No kiddin! For me, in FireFox there is no differentiation between the overall page background and the post background like there is in IE7.

    Could it be a FireFox configuration problem possibly?

    OK, I updated to FF and it still looks incorrect.

    Could you maybe post a link to a screenshot so I can see what you are seeing? Do you mean there should be a border between the sidebar and the post? Because I’m not seeing that in either IE or FF.

    In FF I see a gray background. There’s a border that goes around all of the content. The posts have a white background. The sidebar is a very pale gray.


    Here is what I am seeing in FireFox

    FireFox Layout

    Here is what I am seeing in IE7.0 (the way it “should” look):

    IE Layout

    That’s interesting, because that’s not what I’m seeing at all. When I bring your site up in FF, what I see looks just like your IE Layout pic.

    I do have a few suggestions that may or may not help:

    1) Make sure to clear out your cache. You might have an old version in your browser cache that’s hanging around for no good reason and fooling you. I’ve had this happen to me as well.

    2) Make sure that your page is loading all the way when you browse it. I notice that sometimes there’s a lag before the white background and border pops in when your page is loading.

    3) Validate. I know you said that most of the errors are from adsense, but is there any way to fix them? I’ve seen other sites that use adsense and don’t have that problem. Also, I don’t think that all of the errors are from adsense.

    Hope that helps. It’s tough when I can’t recreate the problem.

    Dang, jabecker, you nailed it.

    It was a cache problem! Cleared the cache and it loads correctly. Thanks a million!

    I’ll continue to work on clearing the code errors. I agree that the adsense and amazon code should be compliant, I just need to figure out how to make it so!

    Glad I could help! I’ve beat my head against a cache a few times myself. 🙂

    Don’t forget to mark this one resolved.


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