View Full Version : it wants a day off when in IE7

11-16-2006, 01:04 AM
hi people,

im unsure if this is a server side problem but i know it isnt an html / css problem.

the website im working on, ukplatedesign.com works fine in firefox but in explorer it seems to want a day off and not work.

the problem comes when the user wants to check out with their purchase and proceed to fill in the blanks etc. when i press "check out" it takes me to a page where the user inputs their shipping details, but this page is a php include and should not be seen like this. Also if you complete this page and press submit it takes u to the right page (billinginformation but minus a few things. This only happens in IE7, fire fox causes no problem at all.

you can go ahead and try for yourself, i thought i`d finished this ages ago, obviously not.


11-16-2006, 03:36 AM
It's definitely a html/css problem.The browsers do not parse the server code, the server does, and the server send the same html/css no matter what browser you use.

There's a heap of problems with that page, starting with a complete broken table structure. Run it through a validator, like http://www.w3c.org/, and you'll see when you start fixing the most severe problems like structure, that the page will appear in IE as well.

Beside that I really like the way that site works, seeing the plate be populated from my text entered into the input field was a wow-factor for sure.

11-22-2006, 02:08 PM
cheers for the good comments.

im bloomin rubbish at tables, so me using that was a bad idea.

thanks again

11-22-2006, 02:32 PM
hi again, would it be possible for you to look at this site in firefox and ie to see if the problem is the same as what i had above, broken tables.




11-22-2006, 02:38 PM
not very cool in IE

missing images and mis-aligned stuff

11-22-2006, 02:52 PM
is that purely beacuse of the html/css, in firefox its fine. do i need to validate this to rule out all the errors.


11-22-2006, 06:01 PM
Yes, your table sctructure is still broken. Like TD with no TR preceding it, TR's with no TD's inside it, TR without TABLE etc.

You can other use w3c's validation service http://validator.w3.org/

My advice would be to download firefox http://www.getfirefox.com/ and then get the html validator add-on, which makes finding errors really easy: http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/

11-25-2006, 12:44 PM
hi, thanks for your help.

ok, ive sorted out the structure for it to be displayed correctly in IE.

So now i design my plate, add my text , add a background and proceed to check out, completing all the forms needed which then gives me a customer id number.

now when i log in the admin panel to see that particular order, only my orders that where completed in firefox, seem to show up, with all the correct data.

While in IE the order form details seem to display a previous order.

any ideas?