View Full Version : Entire Dreamweaver-designed site not showing up in IE

05-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Hey there, I'm a novice web designer building an html website. This is my 4th website I've built using these techniques and for some reason only the background is showing up on Internet Explorer and none of the content. The site works fine in Mozilla. Can't tell what I've done wrong here, can anybody help?

Here's the site: http://www.lawofficesofeliotgorson.com

I also welcome any criticism of the coding etc. Anything that'll make the site better. Thanks

05-24-2011, 06:08 PM
A lot of problems here but I'd fix this first:

<div align="center">
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">

You shouldn't have any html tags between the closing </head> tag and the opening <body> tag.

05-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Hey thx that comment fix worked fine. I greatly appreciate it thank you very much.

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05-24-2011, 07:42 PM
for checking your html
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lawofficesofeliotgorson.com%2 F

don't use tables for layout - use the normal flow of the document i.e. p, ul, li, div, ect where appropriate

you have a strange character next to chapter 7 use a list for this list ;)

use an external stlyesheet

don't forget your alt attributes

no headings!!!

increase the text size and it falls apart (probably because of the tables)

no doctype...
i could go on but i won't ;)

it's visually nice but you need to learn how to build a modern website (i.e. one that any other web designer would have been making for the last 10 years or so

DW is fine but YOU need to know what you're doing with it - the code side and the way to put a page together

some resources

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/design-and-code-your-first -website-in-easy-to-understand-steps/

05-24-2011, 07:51 PM

This image is 734 kb large and counts for about 70% of the homepage.
Save it as a 30% jpg instead and the size should be around 60kb.