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Interior pages of site are not rendering correctly

6:54 pm on Mar 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Site renders just fine in Chrome and Safari, however in IE, FF, and Opera the interior pages do not render correctly for 3/4 the page. I have had the same design for 4 years and had no problems in all browsers until recently. If someone could look at the site and let me know what the problem is for working in these browsers it would be greatly appreciated.
10:06 pm on Mar 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums, newebster.

Sorry, we don't offer public site reviews here - but we can discuss the issues and maybe help you zero in on the possible causes. Whenever you have cross-browser problems, the first place to start is making sure your code validates. When code isn't valid, you force browsers into their "error correction" routines, and this means differences from browser to browser that are really hard - sometimes impossible - to find and fix.

So - have you run your source code through W3C Validation?

W3C Validator - HTML [validator.w3.org]
W3C Validator - CSS [jigsaw.w3.org]
1:17 am on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There are a few warnings, but they are insignificant and should not inter-fear with how the browser renders the page. I made sure of this by running it through HTML Tidy.
2:02 am on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Depends what the warning is. If it's one of those "text color is the same as background color" type warnings then yup, it should have no effect on anything.

Then there's the question of what "correctly" means. You need to make absolutely sure that you don't really mean "as intended". They may or may not be the same thing.

Chrome and Safari usually-- but not always-- come out similar. Both webkit-based. But if mozilla (Firefox and its relatives) and Opera and the current MSIE* all do something else, there's a problem.

Come to think of it: Do the other browsers all do the same "something else", or are they all different?

* Without getting into a fight, can we stipulate that MSIE <=6 will not behave either as expected or as intended, and sometimes not even correctly?
2:18 pm on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The problem is with the <div>'s alignment. Any webmaster that has good knowledge of working with these could fix it.

[edited by: bill at 7:31 am (utc) on Mar 5, 2012]
[edit reason] see stickymail [/edit]


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