IE Issues – Part 2

As you can see, if you’ve been here before, the look of the site is totally different now. After wrastlin’ with the old theme I had for the site for about 2 hours, I finally gave up and used a new one. One of the problems the old theme had was that thing had more errors than a blind shortstop. I believe when I validated it, it came back with some 35 separate xhtml errors. In laymans terms, thats not good.

Of course, if you try to validate this theme, you get a lot of errors as well, but 99% of them are due to the statistic tracking code at the bottom of the page. The xhtml validator doesn’t like how that’s put together. I’ll have to do a little research to see if that is something I should be worried about or not.

On the plus side, this theme looks identical in IE and Firefox. Apparently, the shmoes in Redmond still can’t figure out how to get in line with everyone else on CSS. One would think that the biggest software company in the world could figure this out, but I guess not. I don’t have any other browsers installed, but I’m assuming its good across the board. Maybe thats just cause I’m lazy and this project is for fun. Who knows.

So, if you like the new look, I’d like to hear about it. If you don’t… piss off.

8 Replies to “IE Issues – Part 2”

  1. 35 errors…no worries man. Looks great! I don’t EVEN want to know how many mine would throw up. When you knock a site together using Google, chicken wire, chewing gum, and a little tape, it’s bound to be the laughing stock amongst the profesionals…but oh well, I echo your final comment. -Yoeddy

  2. I like the new look. I liked the old look also. Guess I am just easy to please. Glad to see that you are taking little bits of joy here and there. 🙂

  3. Kris… I can’t exactly take credit for the interface… I pretty much just selected it. WordPress is awesome. You can find hundreds of themes out there, you select the one you want, and say ‘use it’. You might have to do some tweaks, but its not major.

    Uh… I mean… this took hours and hours to do and was lots of heavy lifting…

  4. I imagine your errors are a result of mixing xhtml & html. The validator reads the doctype as xhtml and tries to validate that. When it sees html it doesn’t like it.

    The way I cleaned it up on my site is using HTML Tidy. Now my site validates for XHTML 1.0 Transitional & CSS 🙂

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