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problems with layout of front page in IE8

Thread began 11/22/2009 11:56 pm by robp295024 | Last modified 11/23/2009 4:21 pm by robp295024 | 737 views | 3 replies |


problems with layout of front page in IE8

the Div "storemessage and its image display to the right of the wrapper in DW CS4.
When I test the site (under the Prod server; W2008S/IIS7.0/MySQL 5.2/PHP 5) it displays to the left of the wrapper... why is it so???

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One option - albeit not ideal

Here is what I did so as to not spend the rest of my life trying to get our site working in all the browsers. I put the following line inside the <head> </head> tag

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

What this does is tells IE 8 to emulate IE 7 when displaying your page.

I know this is not ideal, but who has the 900 million years to spend on getting a webpage to look the same in IE 6, IE 7, IE 8, Safari, Firefox, Chrome.

Microsoft just doesn't get it. They are a great company but seriosly.

Hope this helps.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

If adding the meta tag as suggested by terry does not work for you, please post a link to the page where we could see the problem to troubleshoot the cause, it is impossible to tell what is wrong from the screen shots.

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painful, isn't it...?

Thanks Terry,
actually I thought the header code that WA put in all their solution series was supposed to do that? - and IE8 crashes regularly as well - but they have such a **** deathgrip on the browser market - and so many people code to their "standards", you are in the proverbial rock and a hard place.

Jason, could I get an email addy plse? - not keen on publicly advising links to my test and dev.

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