July 26, 2005

Arrrgh....Then: "I hate Firefox! I love IE!"

Now... "I HEART FIREFOX! I hate IE!"

Okay peeps, so my template was working sofunkyfine in both FF and IE...and now for some reason...in IE, the RIGHT column will shift ever so slight left.

Before the page loads in its entirety in IE, everything will be cool and aligned properly, but by the time it finisheds loading, THEN the right side bar will eek a bit to the left. What the heck? At this present time where I am I don't have Opera loaded on this machine to check it in that browser, but in Firefox, things are sweet as always.

Can someone lend me a hand to see if mighta accidentally goofed up something while I was moving stuff around recently?

Posted by Kyer at July 26, 2005 05:04 PM | TrackBack

Somethinf is messed up... without looking at it, prolly not in the template... maybe a picture or something in the sidebar column that is too wide... I'll look at it later tonight and give you some feedback....

Posted by Madfish Willie at July 27, 2005 02:49 AM

It looks like it's your Calendar thingy that is throwing everthing out of whack... can't remember how to fix this in IE... Calendars always gave me problems so I finally took them out of my templates... maybe Rob, or Jim or one of the Jr Rocket Scientists at MuNu can help you out!

Posted by Madfish Willie at July 27, 2005 03:09 AM

That's what I thought, too, Willie, I remember you saying something about that a while back... I made the calender smaller AND removed it altogether and it only slightly eeked a little less so to the side...but it is STILL shifting once the entire page loads. I wonder why it's only happening on the right side bar and not the left?

Like I said, everything is perfectly fine in FF(yay!) but IE still sucks.

Pixy? Rob? Jim? Any takers?

Posted by kyer at July 27, 2005 05:37 AM

For what it's worth, it loads just fine in Safari.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at July 27, 2005 01:50 PM

You might try adding


to your CSS under whatever class the calendar thingy is under. it will cause the calendar to align properly, but it will cut the right side off... I think.

Posted by Madfish Willie at July 27, 2005 03:09 PM

Nope. No change... Ugh.

Opera actually WIDENS the right tool bar... what the heck.

Why is it so difficult for me to create a uniform browser compatible/friendly template!? Does anyone else suffer from this?

Posted by kyer at July 27, 2005 03:50 PM

Try "commenting out" the code for the calendar and see if that makes the problem go away... if so, you have isolated the problem and we can give you better assistance.

Posted by Madfish Willie at July 28, 2005 02:26 AM

What does "commenting out" mean?

And why does everyone think it's the calender that's to blame? I *think* I tried removing the calender and archives altogether and from the Main Index and I dont think that did anything.

Posted by kyer at July 28, 2005 02:51 AM

Hehe. That looks funny.

Ok, sorry, I really DO know how frustrating that can be -- but that last second just really does look funny.

There's two things I'd try changing some of the settings for to see what might be the problem. On your style sheet for the calendar, you have a line width set to 110%. I have seen where IE really screws up percentages inside of divs. You might try reducing or even removing that to see what effect it has.

If that doesn't do anything, it's likely how IE interprets edges vs. Firefox. Your main content section has a right side of 208 with a border of 2. Your links section (right column) has a right of 5, width of 180, padding of 5 (each side), and a border of 1 (each side). Because IE interprets how to show those things differently than FF, I'd try making some of them smaller and see if it doesn't stop the problem -- maybe just increasing the content right to 212 or 216 might fix it.

Posted by Ogre at July 29, 2005 01:27 PM
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