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Brian

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11-27-2009 02:58 AM

Some folks who’ve visited my web site in Explorer 8 say they can’t see the pages properly. But with Explorer 7 or Firefox there’s no problem.
Anyone know causes? Corrective measures?
http://www.brianpenning.com/
Hope it’s OK to post my link, if not it’s at my
TIA

-- http://www.brianpenning.com/


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#1 posted 11-27-2009 04:15 AM

I know how to fix my browser, but not sure what to change in your code. To make IE8 display your site go to Tools- Compatibility View Settings- Add your site to the list.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 04:27 AM

Do you know the specific problem? A screen cap would be super helpful.

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 04:27 AM

Brian, did you build your site with a Netfirm or Microsoft template?

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 04:30 AM

no solution here, but I’ll just confirm that IE8 is garbage… not that IE7 is much better, but at least it causes less problems. I don’t think you can change much in your code to make it more compatible with IE8 – I would recommend waiting it out a little and let MS fix IE8 before you revamp your source code for your site for nothing.

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 07:31 AM

For what its worth, I’m using XP and all I get is a welcome page with some adds on the top.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 12:15 PM

Yeah, that’s what I see some folks get too, Topo.
But you using Explorer 8?

I used Microsoft Publisher to make the site.

-- http://www.brianpenning.com/

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 11:12 PM

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#8 posted 11-28-2009 02:23 AM

Yes, I guess I am using 8, forgot I changed it :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 07:24 AM

Did you do this with Microsoft Word? Having done some web programming, I thought that I would find a quick fix, but when I looked at the HTML, it looked like completely custom Microsoft stuff. Not even a DOCTYPE declaration at the top. BTW it looks OK on my Mac.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 08:04 AM

This subject is very foreign to me I wish I could work on my own web site.

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#11 posted 11-30-2009 01:26 PM

Used Microsoft Publisher to make the page.
This Validator shows I do have errors but not sure if I want to go through the hassle of changing my site if it’s only been a couple of complaints

-- http://www.brianpenning.com/

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