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  • Resolved craigdoesdesign


    I’m coming to the closing stages of developing a site for a school. Everything is working fine generally speaking, then I was alerted to some layout issues with Internet Explorer.

    No surprise there. These issues I can usually fix, but I’m left stumped.

    The site is built from the bones of the Starkers theme and works fine in our favourite browsers.

    My guess is that it could be a HTML5 issue. Its the first time I’ve built anything with HTML5 largely because of IE compatibility. I’ve tired a couple of fixes, but with no joy.

    Of course I could have done something stupid and missed something.

    If it helps the site as it stands currently lives here

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  • Having any code above your DOCTYPE causes major IE problems – see other possible problematic mark-up errors as well:

    I hear tell that with IE you need a special addition to all your CSS code with something like ie8 in front of each. Just what I heard. Scares me so let me know before I go all out using WP if it dont work with IE.

    @zzlumber – if you need help, please start your own thread.

    I just checked what little I have on my site and it seems to take the new css code just fine in IE 7. FYI

    @zzlumber – it is rude to interrupt someone else’s thread – it’s very unlikely you are using the same theme, same plugins, same server, and identical content.

    Thanks WPyogi

    I am an idiot it was the comment tags above the doctype. I put them there as a note to myself when I got started not thinking what the actual PHP call was. Of course its on all the various page templates.

    Deleting it works a treat. Except in IE6 which has its own special layout issues

    The validation checker is quite frightening though. Most of that is generated by plugins.

    @zzzlumber I think the code you are referring to would be the conditional statement (‘fixes’) I tried prior to making this post. I may be wrong but it may be of more help with some of the advanced stuff.

    Yes, IE6 is horrible — do you have a particular need to make your site work in it? You’d probably need to hire someone to do so – WP and theme developers are not supporting it anymore at all (in fact, even 7 and 8 are iffy for newer themes).

    As to the errors, yes, plugins can do that – and it’s up to you as to whether you track them down. Looks like some may be in your content? Missing or open or extra tags can cause problems. Do be aware that Google likes valid code – in case that’s relevant to your site.

    And yes, you are correct, those are conditional IE fixes – and many themes have that built-in.

    Please forgive me .. i never was part of a thread before.

    I’m not overly worried about IE6. the layout error look like being down to the float pixel shift thingummy. Normally I’m on top of this one using padding instead of margins, but this time I used bootstrap instead of my own reset and scaffolding and it hasn’t gone quite as well as I’d hoped.

    I shall go through the mark up and do what I can.

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