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WotNow
09-28-2009, 04:25 AM
Hi everyone, as a new designer, time and time again I come up with problems in internet explorer. I spend ages getting the layout just right and then test it in internet explorer and DISASTER. I have no idea how to fix it for internet explorer.

This is the page I am working on and displays just how I want it in firefox, safari and opera http://www.denisewalkerart.com/cards.html

Hope someone can help me with this cos I know my client uses internet explorer. Thanks!

edbr
09-28-2009, 05:19 AM
well apart from a missing image it seems to be a font size problem , have a look at this
https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=339085

WotNow
09-28-2009, 06:05 AM
Hi! Thanks for that! How did u know it was an em problem? In all the tutorials I use on Lynda.com they always use ems. If this is such a bug for internet, why do developers use it other than to allow readers to resize their fonts? I have used a couple of png 24 images and they are showing up on internet explorer as white backgrounds. Is this another bug for I.E? When I type text on a transparent background and save it as a gif, it looks really pixelated so I tried using the png extension and it looked much better. How widely supported are png images. Do u use them in your websites?

I know .... so many questions. Thanks in advance!

domedia
09-28-2009, 06:22 AM
If this is such a bug for internet, why do developers use it other than to allow readers to resize their fonts?
It has nothing to do with the net, only the IE web browser. If you reset the font size in your browser, you shouldn't see this issue.
I have used a couple of png 24 images and they are showing up on internet explorer as white backgrounds. There is no wide support in users browsers for transparency in PNG images, so you might consider using a regular GIF instead.
Is this another bug for I.E?
Nor exactly, it's more a lack of support for an image format.
When I type text on a transparent background and save it as a gif, it looks really pixelated so I tried using the png extension and it looked much better. You need to set the 'Matte' color to one that is close or the same as the background color when saving for the web. :)

WotNow
09-28-2009, 06:36 AM
wot if I am using the gif on top of an image? Thanks

d a v e
09-28-2009, 12:54 PM
er dom when you say this "There is no wide support in users browsers for transparency in PNG images, so you might consider using a regular GIF instead."

which reasonably modern browsers other than IE6 and below DON'T support it? as far as i'm aware <= IE6 is the only (though major) problem that needs a fix!

domedia
09-28-2009, 01:27 PM
er dom when you say this "There is no wide support in users browsers for transparency in PNG images, so you might consider using a regular GIF instead."

which reasonably modern browsers other than IE6 and below DON'T support it? as far as i'm aware <= IE6 is the only (though major) problem that needs a fix!
Ehrm.. Well on this website 50% of the visitors are using IE6, so I was speaking for myself ;)

Joke aside, of course you're right. I can only blame the hour of when I was writing this yesterday.

d a v e
09-28-2009, 03:05 PM
this might be useful http://www.positioniseverything.net/

http://www.richinstyle.com/bugs/