View Full Version : CSS: A quick fix??

09-20-2004, 11:39 PM

I have asked this question to amny people and have got totally different answers, so I will ask here instead of my 'expert' friends.

I have a website that uses css, particularly for positioning, it works perfectly in Internet Explorer but looks totally messed up in Navigator.

I have tried placing the styles inline rather than calling them from an external .css file with some success but the Navigator pages still look horrible compared to the IE ones.

Is there an easy solution to this or do I have to go through all 40 pages and find styles for each element that look okay in both browsers? What is the secret to success here, how do people develop sites that look okay in both browsers?

You help, time and patience for this newbie are greatly appreciated!


09-20-2004, 11:53 PM
Well first off, which version of navigatgor do you mean?

2ndly if your CSS i s properly linked via an external file then you should only need to change one file to do the lot.

The trick is to make your pages work in firefox or another standards capable browser and then adjust to IE, with some practice and a good working knowledge of what layout techniques are reliable and which ones aren't it's quite easy to get a site working in all major browsers in the first stages of design.

09-21-2004, 12:03 AM
It also might help if we saw some code. :thumbsup:

09-21-2004, 12:15 AM
There's no easy fix.

What you should be doing, is building your sites so that they look right in Netscape (7) or Mozilla/Firefox. IE is all bad when it comes to CSS - there are lots of bugs, all of which have fixes.
Once it looks right in Netscape and wrong in IE, post a link and we'll help you add the hacks for IE. :)

#edit: beaten to the punch.