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IE bug, but what?

Would someone please tell me why the page

http://wiltshirefarmersmarkets.org.uk/

shows up as a two column layout, navigation on the left and content
taking up the rest of the page, side-by-side quite happily in FF
(1.5.0.10) and doesn't in IE (6.0).

I'm guessing it's something to do with IE mis-representing the div's
and their widths, and I've been Googling everything I can think of,
as well as fiddling with the css, but so far have drawn a blank.

Any other tips, hints, or suggestions (reasonably 8-) ) welcome.

At least it's better now, half an hour ago the content didn't display
at all! 8-(

TIA
Mark

Mar 12 '07 #1
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In article <VA******************@vowleyfarm.co.uk>, Usenet wrote:
Would someone please tell me why the page

http://wiltshirefarmersmarkets.org.uk/

shows up as a two column layout, navigation on the left and content
taking up the rest of the page, side-by-side quite happily in FF
(1.5.0.10) and doesn't in IE (6.0).
OK, I seem to have found it, asking a question "out in the open" is a
marvellous catalyst to finding the answer myself :-(

The problem is with IE6 (and below) not understanding the standards,
min-width & max-width in specific in this case.

That doesn't explain why I'm still getting what I'd guess is the FOUC IE
bug on the bullet points of the nav, but there you go, good ol' Mr
Gates...

Thanks for being there 8-)

Regards
Mark

Mar 12 '07 #2
Usenet wrote:
>
http://wiltshirefarmersmarkets.org.uk/

shows up as a two column layout, navigation on the left and content
taking up the rest of the page, side-by-side quite happily in FF
Not for me it doesn't. Hint: make your browser window a little narrower.
Also note how the text in the masthead wraps oddly at smaller windows.
Zoom text up a notch or 3 while you're at it.
Any other tips, hints, or suggestions (reasonably 8-) ) welcome.
Suggest getting rid of the fixed widths, then the content area actually
*will* take up the remaining horizontal space. ;) You shouldn't need
fixed heights in the masthead, either.

BTW, why is #wfmaContent floated at all? I don't see a reason why it
shouldn't be staticly positioned, though you might want to add
clear:both so it stays below the masthead image(s).

--
Berg
Mar 13 '07 #3
Hi Berg,
Not for me it doesn't. Hint: make your browser window a little narrower.
Yeah, I noticed that. Originally (maybe still?) it was *never* two
columns in IE, that seemed to be because of the "max/min-width" thing.

I *want* to make it all fluid, but I don't seem to be able to.
I (think I) *do* need some minimum widths... hmmm, do I?

I tried to make all the widths percentages, but that seemed to go horribly
wrong. I'm afraid I'm at the point that I've fiddled with so much I've
sort of lost track. I mostly understand the css, but I think there are
some sections that I haven't properly got my head around yet 8-(

One of the problems I had was with things sliding up when they shouldn't.
I'll look harder at "clear" to see if that's the bit I'm missing.

Many thanx
Mark

Mar 14 '07 #4

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