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    Cross Browser problems...

    Hello...

    Am little confused...

    I have got my site working on most sites with...
    A php check to see whether it is ie browser... if not use a stard css which works on all browsers other then ie... well because we all know ie is a big pile of poo and is so buggy its unreal... god knows how they get away with it... probable because its free with windows...

    Anyways I have my site working in ie6 and ie7... with couple of hacks...

    The thing is none of my site shows in ie 5.5 or 5... I havent checked earlier ones but I assum its something to do with divs I have could anyone take a look at my site and see...

    http://www.divine-whispers.co.uk

    My main aim is just to work out a solution so that any future sites will be fine...

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    I would not worry about anything less than IE6. You can redirect them to text-only (no css).

    And no reason to use PHP when you can use a conditional comment. http://www.quirksmode.org/css/condcom.html
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    Hello Pebble-Works,
    have a look at what the validator finds for you - http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...ine-whisper%2F
    A couple things there that could be fixed.
    Newer browsers may not like the deprecated <center> tag. Older browsers aren't going to do the min-height.
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    That's a pretty complicated trick nesting 8 min-height:931px; divs that might be accomplished much easier with a simple background image repeated on the y axis.
    If you were to use this full-height layout with faux columns you would have a far less complicated and more compatable layout.

    Myself, I would not use the absolute positioning or frames either one. See http://www.tyssendesign.com.au/artic...ning-pitfalls/ and http://www.html-faq.com/htmlframes/?framesareevil
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodayslate View Post
    I would not worry about anything less than IE6. You can redirect them to text-only (no css).

    And no reason to use PHP when you can use a conditional comment. http://www.quirksmode.org/css/condcom.html
    That looks quite good was not aware you could do if statements in css...

    Does it work?

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    Hello Pebble-Works,
    have a look at what the validator finds for you - http://validator.w3.org
    A couple things there that could be fixed.
    Newer browsers may not like the deprecated <center> tag. Older browsers aren't going to do the min-height.
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    I know about min height, and i added something to support that in IE 6 and I know about center =D I put in center for older browsers... No browsers I know seem to have problem with it...

    That's a pretty complicated trick nesting 8 min-height:931px; divs that might be accomplished much easier with a simple background image repeated on the y axis.
    If you were to use this full-height layout with faux columns you would have a far less complicated and more compatable layout.
    I will have a read of that... I don't think the 8 divs are the problem... I can't actually remember why I decided to do 8 divs instead of simpley just having two images... I think when I started I was just going to have 4 divs rapped round it to create border... then added 2... think it might been because I wasnt confident at creating two strips down side... Now I can think of an easy way to do it with 3 divs... but still...

    Myself, I would not use the absolute positioning or frames either one. See http://www.tyssendesign.com.au/artic...ning-pitfalls/ and http://www.html-faq.com/htmlframes/?framesareevil
    frames?? only reason I used absolute positining was because the height was not dinamic and on big screens like mine it had big gap at bottom... and it bugged me and wanted a solution finally now I have one, I never checked it in ie 5.5 or browsers below till today... but I don't think many people will use browsers less then ie 6... i think librarys and schools use ie6? am not sure thought...

    I will check out them articules too... any ideas as to why its not visable in ie 5.5?

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    oh i frames... this could be the problem...

    I just realised that the site i host it with uses iframes as redirectory... useful...

    Not a big fan to be honest but until I get enough money to pay for a hosting account though the people I host sites with am just going to leave it like that for now...


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