is synthasite optimised for a particular browser

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Hi

I was just wondering if synthasite is optimised for internet Explorer7. The reason I'm asking is that I have been using internet Explorer8 and after sending a link to 2 friends to preview my site they both reported back that images were not properly aligned with text.

One fried said the text was wildly removed from the images whilst the other friend reported a lesser shift.

I later discovered that one friend was using explorer 6 and the other explorer7

So I guess I should be working in explerer 7?

Thanks
Kenny
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Yes, Firefox but dont mess with anything in that area right now until they figure out if there is a technical error with the newest version.
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Hello Kenny,
Can you post a link to your site so I can take a look at it in multiple browsers.

Thanks!
Emmy
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sure emmy thanks this is the link i get to preview the site (unpublished as yet) http://ide.synthasite.com/sites/Dec8/...
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I took a look at the Chilli Growing Kits page and see that the text does appear lower than the image in IE, but not in Firefox. Are you using the catalogue widget (PayPal online store) to add these products?

Did you possibly copy and paste text for the descriptions from a program such as Microsoft Word?

Let me know and I will assist further!

Emmy
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I copied and pasted text from my ebay auctions and some from note pad.

I'm not using the paypal widget for the store I'm using Mal's e-commerce
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Kenny:

Great site looking site. I'm a big fan of spicy foods and have even sampled some Bhut Jolokia. Fantastically hot!

Anyway, it looks like the main reason your site is displaying differently across browsers is because you've used text widgets as spacers between the various items on your site. Since the various browsers all handle text differently (especially empty text elements), you should avoid doing this. Instead, I'd recommend that you use a 2 Column Layout widget for each item you're selling. That should help things render more consistently across browsers.

Also, please remember that IE8 is still in Beta and may not always be the most reliable browser.
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Hi Glen, it's a brave man that tries the Bhut Jolokia! I just ordered some seeds so maybe I'll pluck up the courage around september.

Thanks for the advice about the spacing, never thought of that I found the idea on a thread here and it seemed like a simple solution, but on reflection the 2 colum layout is probably the best thing for my needs.

As for IE8 I knew about it's beta status and there are bugs i dont like already so I'll be returning to IEy asap
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IE7 too!