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Forum topic by Greedo posted 01-23-2011 01:47 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2011 01:47 PM

this is how the LJ site has been looking at least since friday.
im am using firefox with the “noscript” plugin. even with the plugin turned off it shows that way (i zoomed out for showing)
in internet explorer it looks normal.

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 03:12 PM

I’ve been there with something similar.
I think what’s happened is that somewhere along the line your Firefox tried to get the pictures for the site, but failed. The web page should (really) include the size of the pictures, in case they can’t be got, but doesn’t, so poor old firefox can’t layout the page properly.

I’ve invariably been able to fix this by doing a “force reload” on the page (option-reload on a Mac) – to make it redownload everything from scratch, including the pictures it couldn’t get.

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 03:17 PM

I use Firefox and the site looks ok to me. I haven’t noticed any problems since last Friday.

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 06:43 PM

Clear your cookies/cache and see if that fixes the problem. Also if you recently did an upgrade OS or Firefox, you may have to check your Java script settings.

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 09:27 PM

here’s the total of my wisdom: “reboot”.

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 09:49 PM

Greedo, I think you got a partial download of the stylesheet and you computer hasn’t botherd to download it again. So you are getting all the content, but the layout info is trapped in the stylesheet. Two things to try

1) ctrl-F5 (on a pc) should force a full refresh

2) empty your cache so your browser has to go download a new copy of the stylesheet

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#6 posted 01-23-2011 09:59 PM

The images are there in his screencapture. It is the info on where to put all the images and the text that is missing.

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 10:00 PM

That is not a problem with it not loading pictures, but the lack of loading the .css file(s) [cascade styling sheet]. In the past these files didn’t exist, but they have for a while and allow websites to load quicker and also as a developer you can make changes across huge sites very quickly.

For fixing it do what swirt said, and if that doesn’t work then try restarting the computer.

And just off the refreshing; when you press just F5 to refresh a page it still tries to load whatever it can off your computer instead of the internet allowing it to produce the page the quickest for you, so it is important to press ctrl as he mentioned.

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#8 posted 01-23-2011 10:19 PM

thank you for the suggestions, but somehow it is normal back again. didn’t have to do anything!

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