On 7/2/07, Phil Turner [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> I've put this site live before finishing so need someone to check it
> out in IE 6 please and let me know if the sites behaving.
> I dont think it will be behaving in IE 6 and I will certainly need
> some advice there
It's not behaving in IE6. The most obvious is the PNG's are not transparent.
Your DOCTYPE is set to XHTML transitional. IE6 doesn't know XML and
thus XHTML, so it goes into quirks mode (IE4). Change the DOCTYPE to
HTML STRICT to get it into Standards mode then get rid of any XML
markup such as forward slash end tags (e.g. />) and replace with the
element (e.g. </link>). It doesn't look like you have any specific
XML functionality, so your page will render fine in HTML mode.
However, you have a bigger problem in both IE6 and FF2.04:
1) the viewport has a LOT of whitespace on the right, as if the page
is twice as wide as it's supposed to be. This is due to the wrapper
div set to 2000px.
2) The text goes out of the div boundaries and overlaps when text size
Your div's are absolutely positioned in pixels, which doesn't allow
for elasticity when the text size or viewport is resized. Switch them
to percentage or ems.
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