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- IE Screwing up
- Mark Lehman
October 29, 2008, 1:35 am
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- Chris F.A. Johnson
October 29, 2008, 2:08 am
Re: IE Screwing up
Your font size is too small for me to read.
You have 6 errors on the page caused by using a HTML 4.01 doctype
but using XHTML in te document.
Chris F.A. Johnson, webmaster <http://Woodbine-Gerrard.com
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- Beauregard T. Shagnasty
October 29, 2008, 3:36 am
Re: IE Screwing up
The "News & Events" bit is simply missing. The column is half visible in
IE5.5 so you have an IE6 specific bug here.
The column does reappear, overlapping the centre column, on browser window
BTW the site looks bizarre in IE5.5. The "page" width is about 1900 pixels,
with the left hand columd extending out the left of the window by about 1/2.
This leads me to believe you are using something that is just confusing the
IE box model. Remember IE6 did not fix all the bugs in 5.5.
The page appears to be stuck at a certain width, about 1000 pixels or so.
Why is this? When my browser canvas is narrower I get a horizontal scroll
bar. When it is wider I get wasted space either side of your "page".
Don't use line-height unless you totally understand all the problems with
this and Internet Explorer and even then only if you have a really good
reason for doing so. Your page is, to me, hard to read. the lines are too
Do not ever, Ever, EVER use font-size: 62.5%. If you learned this from a
book then burn the book. If you learned this from a web site then blacklist
that web site. Read the archive for details.
Why do you bloat your CSS by specifying so many default property values?
Why do you bloat your CSS by specifying these and other property values for
each and every rule? Never heard of inheritence?
Why a transitional doctype. Are you supporting this as a legacy page? It
does not look like you are.