View Full Version : IE6 issues!!!

Oct 10th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Hi all,

i have recently built my first site, and all is going well, maybe a little messy . . .


but works on mac (which i built it from) fine and firefox on pc and IE7 and 8 . . . . problems start on IE6.

First of all there is no scroll bar, so users cannot view the whole page, and secondly, i have created a background wrap to fit behind the slideshow, however it is stretching much further down than it should.

Have no idea why it is doing this, have looked high and low but cant find a solution.

Any advice would be fantastic!!! . . . . . .



Oct 10th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Hi there orwel84,

and a warm welcome to these forums. ;)

your page has 110 coding errors...
Perhaps your attention to these errors will also rectify your problems. ;)


Oct 10th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Thanks, thats terrifying . . . . . . .

so you think hopefully there is a solution in there?


Oct 10th, 2009, 04:52 PM
yes, generally you should keep validating your site throughout the whole process of coding. May seem like a pain in the *** at the start, but can save you a lot of headache later on (i learnt this the hard way).

Oct 10th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Hi there orwel84,

...so you think hopefully there is a solution in there?

If the mark-up is invalid, then you may be forcing the browser to "guess" what your intentions are.
While the standards are pretty specific on what user agents should do in specific mark-up
circumstances, when they have to guess and make assumptions due to invalid mark-up, then there is no
guarantee that any two will make the same guesses/assumptions.

In general if the HTML/CSS is error-free with a valid, fully qualified DOCTYPE declaration as the
first line, so that IE is not in "Quirks Mode", 99.99% of browser differences disappear, at least
when using reasonably current browsers.

Unfortunately web authors have been spoiled by web browsers that let them get away with invalid
mark-up. If you were to write a computer program with syntax errors, it would most likely not
run/compile at all. Browsers instead just do the best they can.

If your problems are still there after code validation, you will certainly have more chance of assistance
from members than before. ;)

Why you should validate your code before asking for help (http://diveintomark.org/archives/2003/05/05/why_we_wont_help_you)


Oct 10th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Ok, thanks alot for all of that . . . . you learn new things the whole time.

Ok, will get on with it all and hopefully wont have to come back!!

But will let you know,


Oct 10th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Hi coothead,

Thanks for all your help before.

The magazine site works perfectly!!! ha-hey, so thank you, but still having problems with this one -


I have resolved all errors, apart from a few which do not effect layout.
And am still having same issue in IE6.

this is what it looks like -


it also has no scrollbar in browser, so is cutting content off for user.

It should look like this -


any advice would be really appriciated, as cannot find out what the hell is wrong!!!!!!:confused:



Oct 11th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Hi there orwel84,

Well, I had a look at your code.
Are you on a commission for div usage? ;)
I think that I counted at least 23 for the page. :eek:

Check out this link for a reworking of your document...
If or when you download it, would you let me know so that I may remove it from my server?


p.s. it does appear to work OK in IE6. :D

Oct 11th, 2009, 09:27 PM
wow, thanks man . . . that is a simple page, have downloaded it . . . . . . let you know how i get on with all other pages.


Oct 11th, 2009, 10:56 PM
hi coothead . . . what you have done is fantastic, and very much appriciated.
I am having issues getting the navigational slide show to work now though with your new script.

I know it is cheeky, but could you point me in the right way for this kind of thing?


just the slide show and how you would do it would be brilliant.

Let me know what you think.:D



Oct 12th, 2009, 01:36 AM
Hi there orwel84,

this zip file...
..now contains logo.htm. ;)