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Testing in IE

Discussion in 'Website Coding & Programming Forum:' started by TimmyC, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. TimmyC

    TimmyC Member

    One of my biggest weaknesses in web coding is testing it for Internet explorer. I havn't done it much and to be honest I dont really know how to go about doing it.

    I have these two landing pages that my client designed and I have coded.

    http://www.leicestercleaners.com/carpet-cleaning
    http://www.leicestercleaners.com/carpet-cleaning

    When testing in IE they just look awful! In firefox they look great.

    How do I go about finding out whats wrong with it on internet explorer? And what debug commands can I use?
     
  2. djb

    djb Member

    Validate everything first and get the code perfect then that’s one less thing to worry about:

    The W3C Markup Validation Service
    The W3C CSS Validation Service

    Then for me if it’s not working now it’s a case of trial and error. I use Adobe Browserlab to preview websites in different browsers as I only have a mac at home.
     
  3. TimmyC

    TimmyC Member

    One of my other questions was how do people test sites in IE without a pc.. im just working from a mac then loading it up and looking at it on a pc. Cheers for the tip. Maybe i might have to do some exclusive ie markup? :s
     
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    These probably aren't helping;

    Code:
    <a href="img/1.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]"><img src="img/one.jpg">[B]</img>[/B]</a>
    Image tags are self closing. Overall though the code looks OK so agree with djb, it is validator time!
     
  5. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    It's a possibility and a great tool to have but that page is really broken in IE so I think this goes a little deeper than just some conditional comments and an IE stylesheet.
     
  6. djb

    djb Member

    I use Bootcamp on my Mac to see what things look like on a PC/IE but, to be honest, after validating it thoroughly and with a little tweaking using Browserlab to sort out any CSS problems, the worst the PC will show up is text overflowing (and occasionally colour differences) so I only ever need to do this once just before the project goes live.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011

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