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AGGHH! Website a mess in IE, anyone know about fixing?

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by bamme, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. bamme

    bamme Senior Member


    Ive just finished off this website: Ann Bridgland Education Services - information and study for teachers parents carers local authorities and headteachers

    It uses jquery, and the rest is just css and html.

    It works fine on Firefox and Safari, but is a complete mess in internet explorer..

    I havent the first idea about how to fix for IE (dont some people include a seperate stylesheet file and put ifIE within their code.. or something like that?) and am struggling to know where to start fixing

    From the look of it, the minimum that needs fixing is:

    hide the gallery fade in/out and replace it with one static image on the header
    unstyle the menu and make sure it displays inline not block

    sidebar needs to be next to the main content column not underneath

    quick contact slide-out tab needs to go

    (i only want these changes to happen in IE, not any other browser..)

    Can anyone share any knowledge?

    thanks so much
  2. designium

    designium Member

  3. bamme

    bamme Senior Member

    Hi, thanks for the quick reply :)

    Im testing on IE for mac 5.2 ... is this worth actually testing on???

    I only have a mac - is there a better version of ie i can download to test on in future?

    ps. - looked at Dean Edwards article and downloaded this, then used it on my index page following the steps in "Using the Script" on this page:

    It doesnt seem to have made any difference.. im not sure what its actually meant to do mind, is it not for me here?

    The article also talks about adding another css file just for IE - i guess this is originally what i had in mind to find out how to do, is this recommended here and if so how do i do this?

  4. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Hi Emma, don't worry about ie5 on mac, its ancient, I imagine very VERY few people if any visiting your site would use it.

    The site looks fine in ie6 / 7 / 8 so job done as far as I'd be concerned.

    If your you dont have windows / ie to test on your mac use this IE NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check - (that's what I just used to check).
  5. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Also you need to shorten your page title.... This is too long at the moment and google will doc you points.
  6. bamme

    bamme Senior Member

    Thanks for the tip! Is there anything else on subject of search engines that you think i could do it SEO it? (Ive yet to add text content - this will contain keywords, and will submit it to google directory and make a sitemap for it..)


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