Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bear With Me

Just discovered today that the changes I made to my blog design, which look pretty good on the Firefox browser, don't quite work the same way on internet explorer.

I'll try to make the necessary adjustments. In the meantime, if you want to see how great it looks, use the Firefox browser, which you can download for free!

If anybody can give this novice web designer a hint as to how I can stop internet explorer from throwing my sidebar to the bottom of the page, I'd appreciate the help!




Blogger ShadowMayhem said...

ahh yes,,, much better in firefox... alas I have explorer at work.

BTW. You have been tagged over at my blog.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read on bloglines, so I don't see anybody's graphics or layout.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

There are people who still use IE? Tell me it's not so! :)

6:25 AM  
Blogger ShadowMayhem said...


deep breath, only at work....otherwise I am a firefox girl all the way.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Talmida said...

Mirty might be of some help over at CodeScripter.
She uses percentages instead of pixels for page width.

I had a similar problem and someone recommended that I put my page width at 700 px (main=450 and sidebar=200 -- I guess the extra ones are padding?). That seems to show up ok in IE as well as Firefox.

Good luck.

10:45 AM  
Blogger the tentmaker said...

You just convinced me to go back to firefox.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Thanks Talmida.

I tried your suggestions, but still don't quite have what I need for IE. I'm going to have to get someone who knows what they're doing to look at my template. I'm sure it's probably something really simple!

Still looking OK on Firefox though!!

12:00 AM  
Blogger the tentmaker said...

Tamilda is on the right track. It has to do with the construction of the main and sidebar sections in the template. You need to read the meta section of your template and count up the pixels in all of the elements and make sure that they do not exceed the total pixels in your overall blog width. By using the values given by Tamilda, you still may not have your overall blog wide enough to contain both your main and sidebar. My guess is that the picture at the top of your sidebar is what is making the sidebar too wide.
Firefox allows the overall blog size to expand while IE remains static with the definitions set in the meta section of the html page.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

you can also check the syntax of the realized html at

this might give you some add'l insight

8:40 AM  

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