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  • I’ve been working on my wordpress in firefox, finally getting it how I want it to look. Then I try it in IE, and it’s a horror show.

    If you’re using IE, you can take a look over here: http://www.wetacollectors.com/

    If you’re not using it, I will describe it to you- everything looks fine except the sidebar has slid waaaay down to near the bottom of the page. It doesn’t begin until the last post entry has been shown.

    Help!

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  • I had this same problem, except mine looks fine in IE, but crappy in Firefox – if you find a solution, please let me know!

    http://www.gregandlori.com

    Both sites look fine to me in IE7.

    The normal reason for a sidebar dropping to the end is when you have a fixed width container and a multi-column layout where an object in the wider column overruns the available space, and the object is not confined to the column boundries.

    So, in essence, to fix the issue, either make your main column fatter, or the things inside it thiner.

    Possibly something to do with IE’s border box model, try making sure the size of your areas (left/right) in CSS can actually fit the area they are designed to fit in, IE will need more room generally, other than that it will likely be a “float” problem (clear:both) is usually needed for a floated area….hope this helps. google the terms for more information if you are not familar, just a start.

    I’m fighting a similar problem … the old standby of changing width doesn’t seem to work, though. My right sidebar has dropped onto my left on single posts only … can’t see anything in the code that ought to cause that, though.

    Just upgraded to 2.2 and not sure if that’s part of the issue.

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