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Testing in IE


#1
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?
 
#3
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
 

Corrosive

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#4
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!
 

Corrosive

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#5
Cheers for the tip. Maybe i might have to do some exclusive ie markup? :s
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
One of my other questions was how do people test sites in IE without a pc.
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.
 
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