View Full Version : Website Fine On Firefox However Not On IE

Feb 16th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Hi everyone,

I am a novice at web design, my site http://www.pisales.co.uk was made with basic html, css and mostly trial and error,

I use firefox and during its creation I had no idea about the compatibility issues with IE,

I have had help to correct the layout on the index page, and I can use this to get most of it correct, however the procuts main page and subsequent pages are not right,

Any help would be greatly appreciated as right now what I thought would save me the cost of a web designer is now taking up most of my spare time trying to resolve,

Thank you very much in advance,

Feb 16th, 2011, 04:04 PM
On the products page you have alot of code validation errors. You can check your validation errors here (http://validator.w3.org).

I would recommend fixing what you can of those first. Its hard to get cross browser compliance with invalid code.

One thing I might suggest is changing your doctype to 4.01 transitional. When I changed yours and validated, it cut your errors in half.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

I know thats probably not what you wanted to hear, but its very important to have valid code. If you have problems correcting your code, we can help.

Feb 16th, 2011, 04:48 PM
thank you very much for you help, i have been chipping away at the errors, down to only 13 left now and 0 warnings for this particular page, however i keep checking the layout on IE and its still a mess, the images and descriptions ie. pressure etc should be 4 wide by 3 tall,

im guessing it was a mistake to use a table for this, any suggestions?

Feb 16th, 2011, 05:07 PM
lol Wow! you've been busy then...Great job!

The products page looks like its displaying correctly now. Is it not on your end?

And yes tables for layouts are not a good idea. I know you've spent alot of time on this site, and not sure at this point if you'd want to invest that time again with a new correct version of your layout. You can read about why tables for layouts are bad here (http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/)if you'd like.

If you feel like you want to do this, then by all means go for it. And if you have issues then we can help there too.

Feb 16th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Hey again, right its passed now, however on IE my end its still spread the table across the screen,

Yeh i guessed tables were a bad idea after id finished it, oh well thanks again for your help I really appreciate it,

Im still going to shift the blame to IE when im inevitable asked about it lol

Feb 16th, 2011, 05:33 PM

After the errors were gone i just tidied up the table a bit,

Thanks for much for you help my friend!

Feb 16th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Is your aboutus page displaying properly? I still see a xhtml strict doctype for this page. You should use the same doctype throughout your site. It also still shows the broken layout that the products page showed before as well as quite a few errors. YOu should validate every page and try to fix the errors.

You're making great headway though!

Feb 16th, 2011, 08:06 PM
yh i just did the one page so i know how to fix the rest, its mainly a generic layout nd slightly different content, so tomorrows job for the day will be correcting the whole site,