New design, hate Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by mrzeve, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys.

    Take a look at my new site design

    http://www.staylazy.net/new/index.php

    Trying to start using divs (except for inside where you can see there is a table) and its looking great, in browsers like Firefox and Safari.

    But that cursed Internet Explorer is giving me a lot of problems.

    Anyone care to take alook at the code and tell me what would cause the difference?
     
  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Your code is incomplete. There's no </body></html>. It just ends with a div element. Run a validator on the page after adding a DOCTYPE and it'll show you various things that are wrong with your code.
     
  4. Photomax macrumors regular

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    Also...

    * Read up on the IE6 bugs. Most of them are well documented. The double margin float bug is the most puzzling but it easy to work around.

    * Watch out for user text size increases. Just going up one size explodes your navigation. Why do have red for a background color for the nav? You also don't need to have the graphic uses a background image for the navigation bar and the links.

    * Don't mix upper and lower case for elements. Your "body" has both.

    * You have a one solid graphic chunk for the content area: the "blackcontent." What happens if you want very little content or long content? Long content will drop below that graphic. Using a large content graphic is also a bandwidth hog. A better solution would be to use a narrow sliver of a graphic and tile it along the x or y axis with CSS. This way the graphic will expand or contract with the amount of content.
     

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