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    I’ve finally got a site ready to go live, and it worked perfectly in Firefox. As an afterthought, i thought i’d try out Internet Explorer, and i find the sidebar is dropped to the bottom right side.

    Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?


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  • This is caused by width miscalculation. The rap needs to be wider or the content or menu narrower. There may be an item in the menu which is too wide.

    Thanks. I’m no pro on this, and i’ve been using as my theme a mostly99% out of the box equix v1.1 theme, and have not modified anything other than the index.php with regard to content, and that was simply to change the format of dates / posted by, and so forth.

    Would that have done this??

    As for the edits suggsted, how where do i hit those. (Sorry, I’m new to this.)

    Thanks a bunch

    I am not going to support this question and here is why. The theme you are using is using javascript to serve a different style sheet to IE. It obviously is not working. I know very little about JS. But more importantly it is unnecessary. Sadly many themes are full of this hoodickery which baffles the end user and defeats the forum helper. I do not believe it is the way to go.

    Oh, and I’m also noticing that some but not all of my posts are out of alignment in the body of the main page. What the heck is That? The first few are ok, but then about half way down things are offset to the left, including quotes outside of the shaded blockquote area, and general content to the left of the left boundary. Then, a few posts below, its back in line…

    IE Sucks.

    Root — thanks for trying to help. I finally found a simple uncluttered theme that i REALLY liked and then this silliness happens. For the love of God, somebody help!

    Here is what I would do. Scrap all that javascript in the header. It is borked already so it cant get worse. Then I will help you with the CSS.

    The following is gone from the header:
    <script type=”text/javascript”><!– This is a “hack” so you can have it working on the fucking non-standard Internet Exploted (aka IE) –>
    var browserName=navigator.appName;
    if (browserName==”Microsoft Internet Explorer”)
    document.write(‘<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_directory’); ?>/style_ie.css” type=”text/css”>’)

    Incidentally, now nothing shows up in IE

    Part of me thinks simply modifying the IE.css might be easier given now the theme is all messed up in Firefox.

    First thing is relax. This will take a few minutes. A gross error is easily fixed. I am just reading your code.

    Ok. Step 1. You have been a bit hasty and commented out some xhtml as well. Fix it up.

    <taking deep breaths….> Thanks, by the way…

    //–> OOoooops

    Then in this bit
    margin: 0px auto;
    width: 780px;
    font-size: 11px;
    text-align: left;

    take out text align left.

    Ok thats better. Let me look some more.

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