View Full Version : site problems with IE

08-24-2007, 11:13 PM
I'm new to Dreamweaver and just built a website. It looks fine in Firefox and Safari but it looks horrible in IE. Here's the link, please help.


08-25-2007, 11:28 AM
yea it does look pretty bad.
the whole righthand side isnt showing.

your not using a doc type in your code from what i saw.
Add the doctype u need, then validate your code.
we can go from there.

08-25-2007, 03:29 PM
what is a doc type? and how do i know which one to enter and where to enter it? ... i really don't know that much about this stuff as you can probably tell.

08-25-2007, 07:48 PM
what chriskq is saying is...i think.....

when you first create the first page, there should/would have been a part that allows you to select html strict / xhtml transitional / strict.....

When you go to:

File>New (you should see this)


from where you see the "xhtml transitional" when you click....it should be available....however...at this point, you should be able to edit it from the "code" view:


see where it says "<!DOCTYPE html .......>" this is what he means:

if you are confused....click this link below, it will tell you all about what is missing on your site:


enter your addy from there.....you should see what could be wrong...

let me know how it goes....

08-25-2007, 08:17 PM
For the coding you're using you should probably use the html transitional doctype, so instead of just having <html> at the top of your page, you'll have the doctype followed by the html tag, like this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

Now you'll be able to check the page with the validator link kittyprrrs gave you. This will show you the errors on the page such as missing closing td tags and such.