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Colour missing in FF but not IE

Thread began 1/27/2010 11:53 am by Alan Shaw | Last modified 1/28/2010 3:58 pm by neilo | 1297 views | 4 replies |

Alan Shaw

Colour missing in FF but not IE

Compare this page in IE and then in FF.


The graphic created by CSS Sculptor to retain the equal column length (left and right columns) is present in IE but not in FF

Any ideas as to why?

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Eric Mittman

I have taken a look at the page and it appears about the same in FireFox and IE except for IE6. In this browser it seems that the content on the page is appearing below the left and right columns content.

In my testing I discovered that the width of the image you are using is causing this problem:

<img src="img/freesat/freesat_header.jpg" alt="Freesat - Experience the brilliance of digital TV ...subscription free" />

The image is currently 500px wide. If you update this to be 490px wide it fits and allows the content to sit nicely.

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Alan Shaw

Thanks for looking Eric, but what I see is a change in the backgound colour.

It changes from a light grey to a light yellow just below the content.

I'll try another PC

It isn't just that page, it does it on this page as well.


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Eric Mittman

I can see this issue in the link you gave but when I view this page locally from the files I imported yesterday I do not see the same thing. In the file that I imported the content is lower on the page but the columns are matching up correctly. Have you made any changes to the css, template, or other styling? I think you will just need to decrease the width of the center content area in order for it to display correctly.

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IE6 might respond better if you give the content div a fixed width and auto margins. So in your screen.css try changing:

#outerWrapper #contentWrapper #content {
background-image: url(../img/0);
margin: 0 220px 0 220px;
padding: 10px 10px 10px 10px;


#outerWrapper #contentWrapper #content {
width: 500px;
margin: auto;

There is no need for padding, as the width will dictate your space.
I'm not sure what the background URL property is doing at the moment.

The tables containing images (2 per row) are also currently 504px wide in a 500px space (4+246+4+246+4).
You should perhaps reduce the image widths by 2px each.

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