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Jana van der Merwe
Different browsers displaying my page differently
on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:14:36 am

Hi there. Hope you guys can help me out again :)

I just loaded a site to domain http://www.creativeglass.co.za.

Problem is, on FireFox it is displaying perfectly,
but on I E 8 it is not centered and the images (logo)
in the Flash header is blurred...

Any advice please, my client is waiting for my feedback.

Thanx and Kind Regards,
Jana van der Merwe


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Jameson Wallace
Re: Different browsers displaying my page differently
on Dec 8, 2009 at 9:30:27 am

This is a common and consistently frustrating aspect of web design. Despite the HTML and CSS standard, each browser implements them slightly differently & it creates difference in the way each browser displays the information.

It is almost always because of some CSS property that is interpreted differently between browsers. Ultimately, you need to track down that CSS property.

Two resources that have helped me immesly in doing this are:
FireBug
http://getfirebug.com/
A firefox plugin that tells you exactly what styles are affecting a given element (use the "inspect" button)
and
QuirksMode
http://www.quirksmode.org/css/contents.html
A website that catalogues common CSS trouble tags & how different browsers react to them.

happy hunting!
Jameson



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Mike Smith
Re: Different browsers displaying my page differently
on Dec 8, 2009 at 9:38:42 am

It will help you if you can get your design to validate - produce web-standards compliant code. At the moment you have a load of errors. When code is standards compliant, IE8 (and other browsers similarly)use a standards mode, which can give a decent representation of what you intended. When code is not compliant, IE8 uses a "quirks" or"compatibility" mode, where IE's programmers attempt a best guess at what you meant. Each browser's quirks handling can be quite different

The w3c validator is free, online, easy to use and helpful, at

http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creativeglass....


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Fernando Mol
Re: Different browsers displaying my page differently
on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:05:10 pm

The site looks OK on FF and IE8 on Vista 64.

However, as Mike and Jameson says, there are some issues in your code. You'll find them following the validation links they posted.

The DOCTYPE is particularly important.

I hope this helps

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Jana van der Merwe
Re: Different browsers displaying my page differently
on Dec 10, 2009 at 6:31:08 pm

Thank you very much for the response guys. Will implement the validator and get my code standardized. Will also look at the DOCTYPE.

*happy*

Kind Regards,

Jana van der Merwe


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