My site has issues with Internet Explorer...

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My website - englishexchange.synthasite.com - looks fine when I browse with Firefox, but when I use IE it looks messed up. Some of the text on the 'Home' page is missing, and it is the same with the 'Teachers' page also. How can I correct this please?
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James

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Peter

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Hi James,

I can see some code on your teachers page that may be interpreted differently bi IE compared to Moxilla clones. There is a setting on some tables of -10 px. and -100px in other settings. I have no idea what that means without further research.

Did you insert the text within tables manually or did you use Yola text widgets? The other thing to consider, and I have not seen any evidence of it, is the use of word processors to copy & paste text from other places. If you don't already know, this can carry rogue code along and do many bizarre things to format and function.

I'm hoping this gives you some direction. Goodluck James. Nice clean and clear web-site. Well done!
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for your prompt reply and encouragement. To answer your query about the -10 and -100px settings, I did use the text widgets, but I customised them in the 'Properties' sidebar so that they would extend beyond the borders of the page's columns. On the 'Home' page, I have a one-over-three-column layout, and I didn't want the downpage text to be confined to just the middle column, so I altered the text widget's dimensions to span the text beyond the column borders. I did a very similar thing on the 'Teachers' page also. I hope that makes sense. I'm getting the impression from your reply that IE doesn't interpret customised text widgets correctly...
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Hi James,

I think you are pretty close to the reality of IE. In fact so close that I would suggest that if you turned that over 100% you would be right on. IE I think interprets the code more specifically than other browsers. :)

Thanks for your clear explanation. I am pretty sure that the issue is because you are taking the widgets out beyond the borders. I have a vague recollection of someone previously doing the same and seeing such anomalies. (this is where IE penalises you and others are more tolerant.)

So what's the fix? Stay within the absolute borders of the placeholders. maybe adjust your font size to accommodate your needs. Change your style to an open style and insert your own columns with the widget two column place holders. (These are very flexible and also allow you to insert more within any and all columns previously inserted).

Goodluck and get back if you need further clarification on these suggestions.

PS: You're not the only one with IE issues. I gave up in the end and simply ask readers to use FF, Chrome or safari (Lazy me!) It looks terrible in IE but OK in any other :)

http://krooclub.com
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Thank you kindly for your help, Peter.

I think I will do as you suggested and change the pages to an 'open' layout. That seems like the best work-around.

Great site by the way. Keep up the good work and friendly advice :)
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Thank you James.

Your site is in the same genre so to speak. maybe you would consider a link. That would be an advantage to both of us as the SEO credits are valuable for links within the same disciplines. I'm currently getting 3500 hits per day so it may offer you some kick start. Up to you. Let me know.
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KanThaiDecor

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You know I get visits referred from your krooclub site a few times a week
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Peter

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That's great John.
Really delighted to hear that. Thank you.
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I have a similar problem on my homepage of http://simplyeighties.com

The Amazon MP3 widget is displayed fine on Firefox, but appears to have a chunk cut off in Internet Explorer! I find Internet Explorer to be a bit of a pain - it's clunky, slow and everyone should try Mozilla Firefox - it loads my sites in half the time!
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ahmen to that. You could try to log in to your site builder from IE and add the widget again. That sometimes works. Lee.
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Mark N

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Ah! Thanks for that The Duke. That's fixed the problem! From now on I will have to use internet explorer to edit my site.
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i would advise using firefox and only use IE to iron out any cross browser problems, the same theory applies to all the browsers. For me Firefox seems to write the cleanest code when your editing and if you edit in FF it looks perfect in FF - i think in the near future cross browser issues will be a thing of the past, I know Yola have been working on this recently.

Glad its worked out. Lee.
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Firefox is Better If ur connection gets slow u can use the site for the Internet speed test http://www.ip-details.com/
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Not wanting to sound negative... but doesn't anyone see that the larger problem is regardless of how much better Firefox or Chrome may be, Internet Explorer is by far the most popular and common browser in use.

If Yolo sites don't display properly in IE, or as I have seen a few times, force Acrobat open on each page, most visitors aren't going to stay on-site. That rather defeats the purpose of having a site at all - free or otherwise.
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KanThaiDecor

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Everyone has problems with cross browser issues it is not a Yola specific problem....Site builder works better using Firefox but sites will display fine in IE....When I am going to make major changes I try it on my test site first then look at it on Firefox,IE,Chrome and Opera....The only one I find to be a royal pain is Opera....Most of the time if something is not working properly in IE it has been caused by bad code or pasting text directly from a rich text editor....IE is very very unforgiving.
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You are very correct, in some respects. Internet Explorer is not the most popular though. The only reason IE is still living is because:

1. It comes pre-installed on windows, which many people just accept and use.

2. Because of people who may not be technically minded, and don't realize that there are alternatives. They believe IE is the internet, not a browser to help you view the internet, but the internet itself.