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Apr 10th, 2007, 07:14 AM
OMG. I just looked at my site in my IE. It looks horrible. It doesn't even show up the text for some reason. Is there some way I could make it look good for both sites? Like are there tags, or anything that show up the same on the two? Thanks,


Apr 10th, 2007, 07:28 AM
Maybe but we have no idea what your problem might be. We aren't psychic. This would probably be better in the html/css forum since umm that is what your site is made of. Don't cross post. Ask a moderator to move it.

Apr 10th, 2007, 07:42 AM
k my site is www.awsomejoe23.com/index/site.php Can you please give me a few tips.

Thanks, joe

Apr 10th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Here's a tip: giving the text a different color than the background will aid legibility immensely.

Apr 10th, 2007, 10:17 AM
First thing I'd do is validate your page, you have loads of errors and warnings that would probably sort out many of your problems. You font-size and color are way different in FF and IE. In IE it's huge, and the same color as the background.

Apr 10th, 2007, 02:26 PM
I see in your style sheet defines, you are loading all kinds of images
from another website ... not such a good idea.

The main idea of your site is for coders and site designers? You have a
forum going on there, and such ... although noble of you to attempt to
start your own forum, it might be important for a programmer and designer
to display a site that is "over-the-top" well-designed, well-coded, perfect.

It would be like me going into Orange County Choppers and showing them
how to build motorcycles ... I don't even know how to ride one.

Apr 10th, 2007, 03:14 PM
The point is that I am a beginner. I even stated that. As I learn and progress my skills I will update the site. I do not intend to claim to be a novel programer, but simply a rookie, trying to learn. If any rookies would like to learn with me, and gain experience by using their knowledge, then they can join(or a novice who wants to simply help out). And to tell you the truth I think that the page looks pretty good in FF. I mean I have only began learning. I just have failed to remember to check my site in IE. Should I make a seperate site for each of the browsers, and then have a redirect on the first page?

Apr 10th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Start by fixing the problems that have been pointed out, and most importantly, do what ahallicks suggested, validate your web page - http://validator.w3.org/

Apr 10th, 2007, 03:59 PM
I justed went to the validate link. I have like 77 errors! How do I figure out how to change them to a valid form?



Apr 10th, 2007, 04:39 PM
If you are using Firefox, or when you validate it gives you the reason why a particular element won't validate... you have to read each one and check out what it says then do either what it suggest, or look up a reference on the possible problems.

Apr 10th, 2007, 04:41 PM
http://www.w3c.org (http://w3.org)

Otherwise just Google for the tag that's giving you errors and you'll find loads of helpful sites.

I would also recommend buying a good book - try searching Amazon for Zeldman. He writes well and is easy to follow.

Also try looking at www.alistapart.com (http://www.alistapart.com) for various helpful articles.

Rome wasn't built in a day!