I developed my site on Safari and have tested on Firefox IE and the new opera. I notice that IE messes up the layout quite alot. I am using div tags and want the page to be centered in and have some div tags embedded inside the main div tag. I dont need them to be imbedded but that is the only way I think it will work. I have a banner at the top in one div tage a menu banner on the left. News feed div tag on right and a class of div tags for the content. all of them should be absolute positioned except the class which is relative. here is the code for html page and css. the link is http://chrismcdowell.net I have been working on getting it right for a while but cant seem to make headway. I had it validated and both the html and css validate correctly on w3.org

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<html>
<head>
<link href="/Main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<title>Chris McDowell.net</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charse=iso-8859-1">
</head>

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</script>
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<div id="Main">

<div id="Header">
<a href="index.php"><img src="/Images/Banner.gif" alt="Chris McDowell.net"></a><br>
</div>

<div id="Links">
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<a href="Girlsindex.php">Girl Pictures</a><br>
<a href="/Blog">Blog</a><br>
<a href="/phpBB2">Forums</a><br>
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<p>
PlayStation 3<br>
05/16/2005 <br>
<a href="http://chrismcdowell.net/Blog/?p=29">more info</a>
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<p>
PlayStation 3<br>
05/16/2005 <br>
<a href="http://chrismcdowell.net/Blog/?p=28">more info</a>
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<p>
PlayStation 3<br>
05/16/2005 <br>
<a href="http://chrismcdowell.net/Blog/?p=27">more info</a>
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<p>
PlayStation 3<br>
05/16/2005 <br>
<a href="http://chrismcdowell.net/Blog/?p=26">more info</a>
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<p>
PlayStation 3<br>
05/16/2005 <br>
<a href="http://chrismcdowell.net/Blog/?p=25">more info</a>
</p>

<p>
PlayStation 3<br>
05/16/2005 <br>
<a href="http://chrismcdowell.net/Blog/?p=24">more info</a>
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google_ad_height = 240;
google_ad_format = "120x240_as";
google_ad_type = "text_image";
google_ad_channel ="";
google_color_border = "336699";
google_color_bg = "EEEEEE";
google_color_link = "0000FF";
google_color_url = "008000";
google_color_text = "000000";
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<script type="text/javascript"
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<Work rdf:about="">
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<p>
Welcome to Chris McDowell.net I hope that you enjoy the site and make it a daily visit. I just got finished with the new RSS feed on the right and made a new layout.  Whenever something new is posted in the Blog it is updated in the news feed on the Right.  I trimmed it down to only include the last 6 articles to keep it short. Tell me what you think of it and please send me a message in the Contact Me section to send any comments or suggestions. Check out the Blog and post comments on the articles if you feel like it. It would be great to hear from people about the topics. Hopefully I will be able to increase the frequency and amount of interesting topics that are posted on the Blog.
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<p>
Tiger is out and it is very cool.  <a href="/Blog/?p=16">Check it out here.</a>
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</body>
</html>
Code:
a:link,a:active,a:visited {
	font-size:12px;
	font-family: Verdana,"trebuchet ms",sans-serif;
	text-decoration:none;
	color:#006699;
}
a:hover {
	font-size:12px;
	font-family: Verdana,"trebuchet ms",sans-serif;
	text-decoration:underline;
	color:#006699;
}
div, p {
	font-size:12px;
	font-family: Verdana,"trebuchet ms",sans-serif;
}
img {
	border:0;
}
#poweredby {
	text-align:center;
}
#Main {
	width:800px;
	margin:0px auto 0px;
}
#Header {
	position:absolute;
	width:800px;
}
#Links {
	position:absolute;
	top:136px;
	padding:5px;
	width:118px;
	background-color:#eee;
	border:1px solid #4a90b2;
	text-align:left;
	z-index:1;
}
#News {
	position:absolute;
	top:136px;
	margin:0px 0px 5px 672px;
	padding:5px;
	width:118px;
	background-color:#eee;
	border:1px solid #4a90b2;
	text-align:left;
	z-index:2;
}
.Content {
	position:relative;
	margin:0px 0px 5px 135px;
	top:128px;
	padding:5px;
	background-color:#eee;
	width:520px;
	border:1px solid #4a90b2;
	z-index:3;
}