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  • I thought I was finally done getting the site up and sytlized, but just checked it in the Internet Explorer browser – and it’s completely messed up. It’s a three column template, and the main/center column runs down the left hand side when viewed in Exp. The other two columns, with a very large gap between them, then run down the right side of the page. What a mess.

    I have realized that there are xhtml errors which I am learning to fix as I learn xhtml. However, in the interests of keeping the site up, does anyone know of a fix for this problem? I shortened the number of posts in the column, per one of the archived posts, but that did nothing.

    Any help?

    It’s at, as you may have guessed, since this is one of many posts I’ve tossed up for you guys. And as always, I really appreciate the help!


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  • Actually, I’m getting that error using Internet Explorer 5.0 for Mac. I just learned that they stopped making IE for Mac awhile ago.

    Perhaps the error doesn’t occur with Explorer for Windows. I’ll ask a friend to check. Or if anyone can tell, drop me a note.

    Thanks! WHL

    Mark (podz)


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    It does happen on IE6 for PC.

    Ughh, nightmare.

    Mark (podz)


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    In the CSS have you changed any widths ?
    When using the index file (or header / footer) did you move or delete any <div> or </div>` statements ?

    I’ve looked at the author’s site in Firefox and IE and all is good there which is why I think it must be an inadvertent change you’ve made which is causing this.

    It’s gotta be the header, and some <div? statement probably. They’re a mess in mine. The problem is, I can’t open the header.php in a text reader for some reason, so I’m not sure what the default was.

    Mine is below (should I post this somewhere else?). I’ve compared it with his (, but can’t make heads or tails of what I’ve done wrong. I’ll work on it for awhile. If you have thoughts, I’d be inordinately thankful, but I understand that I’m asking alot.

    Here’s my header.php – the bottom part that’s all messed up:

    <?php wp_head(); ?>
    <div id=”header”>
    <ul id=”topnav”>

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    <div id=”supernav”>
    <div id=”page”>
    <div id=”top”>
    <div id=”wrapper”>
    <div id=”content”>


    There’s also another <div id=”content”> line at the beginning of the index.php file. Not sure what to change that to. If I delete it, the page gets wacky in Safari and Foxfire as well.

In case anyone’s interested, it seems to be the line: <ul id=”topnav”>
that is making my site go completely insane in Internet Explorer. When I take that out, Explorer centers the page again, although the text is all wacky and moves into the header photo.

Not sure what I’m doing, but I may end up stumbling upon an answer. Anyone else have this problem?

Okay, I fixed the problem, or rather, dodged it, by downloading the original theme again, deleting my header.php doc and reinstalling his header.php. Looks fine in Internet Explorer now. Sorry for all the posts.

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