Sandra Davis wrote:
> Right - I'm fully aware of this forum and their near constant advice
> to validate first before posting.
> So I did.
FYI: at least some of us can see the difference between what matters and
what doesn't, and you're right: 'technical validation' doesn't help
one bit for your layout-problems.
The fact that you are misusing elements and styling for IE, can't be
picked up by any validator. Almost anything can be made to pass those
validators without being in accordance with standards and without
working as expected. Thus, it's of no use to talk about 'technical
Regarding your centering-problem:
1: IE/win isn't centering anything properly - not before and not now.
It's just jumping between its own bugs and non-standard behavior in ways
no other browser can replicate.
2: Given the same conditions and proper styling: Firefox 22.214.171.124 is
lining up the essential parts like IE6 - minus the annoying jumping and
other IE-bugs. It even makes "the hut" appear at exactly the same
window-width as IE6 does. Same in other browsers.
You have not added the suggested styles, so Firefox isn't given anything
to act on. Firefox doesn't have, and can't replicate, IE's bugs and
non-standard behavior. It needs proper styling.
3: You clearly can't, or won't, test beyond fairly limited
window-dimensions and conditions, so it's of no use to point out
avoidable design-weaknesses. They will end up at the user-end no matter
The solution is to either live with an "only works as expected in some
versions of IE" design, add some styling and make it work "somewhat" in
most browsers, or to re-think and re-do the entire layout in accordance
with standards and make it work "more or less" everywhere.
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