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nanny
12-17-2008, 12:44 AM
Hi the page I am doing looks great in ie6 ie7 and firefox but the page is not centered in ie5 and the side bar menu goes half-way down the page. I found it happened in another page as well http://www.qldlionsfc.com (http://www.qldlionsfc.com/)
Does anybody know what I am doing wrong? Would it be the float left or the padding/margins.
I am not sure how many users there are for ie5 but I know that there are a lot for ie6 so I want to make them all seem right just in case.
Thanks

Corrosive
12-17-2008, 07:05 AM
Hi the page I am doing looks great in ie6 ie7 and firefox but the page is not centered in ie5 and the side bar menu goes half-way down the page. I found it happened in another page as well http://www.qldlionsfc.com (http://www.qldlionsfc.com/)
Does anybody know what I am doing wrong? Would it be the float left or the padding/margins.
I am not sure how many users there are for ie5 but I know that there are a lot for ie6 so I want to make them all seem right just in case.
Thanks

The wrapper with auto margins method for centring pages doesn't work on IE5 or 5.5. There is a workaround you can use if you check the tutorial on this site for centring content. In my opinion, unless you know that lots of your users are on IE5, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

domedia
12-17-2008, 02:32 PM
nanny, did you look at the visitor stats? I doubt there's any ie5 visitors left.. :)

edbr
12-18-2008, 01:29 AM
better to put an alert on it ,advising to update that re design, if it is a problem, i rarely get that version visiting

Kelon
12-23-2008, 01:18 PM
I'd reinforce the advice above really. I'm actively checking a number of websites, and I look at logs too. You see, you might have a web traffic monitoring thingie that's telling you you're getting IE5 visitors.... er, you're not - not humans using IE5 anyway. Odd that some robots stick entries into website logs saying they're IE5. Traffic monitoring thingies don't present the info in a way that betrays this fact, I find. Robot entries seem fairly random in the log entry info they leave, though on a log you can tell a robot a mile off (their too fast to be human). I'm not seeing any 'human' IE5 visitors on any of my sites... which I'll admit doesn't mean they're not out there... but I doubt they are. Layout problems are rarely an issue with robots (I believe)...
What all my blather above means is: ignore IE5.

edbr
12-24-2008, 12:53 AM
that explains the 1 ie5 user a month i get.
as for robots and layout, as i under stand they are simply reading content between certain tags in designated importance. H tags, bold italic being their favourite flavours. not so keen on td tags , or so Urban legend has it

nanny
02-03-2009, 07:32 AM
Thanks guys I used the tutorial and that worked for 4 out of 5 websites I design but you know you always get one that won't. I also added a javascript to redirect to another page and ask to upgrade to get full benefits of the design and navigation.
The navigation disappeared off the page and it was the only browser that did that. Nice........