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    IE Goofups

    Again, with the design of a new website, I am forced to deal with IE goofups.

    I recently bought a template to do this newest design, and I was very disappointed to find that it used tables to layout the site rather than CSS which I have recently been excited about using, but I like the design and I paid for it so I must use tables.

    But this page is giving me a number of problems. It looks exactly like I want it to in Firefox, but sucks in IE:

    http://www.buddybuddha.net/bb4/blog/blog.php

    1- IE adds some space between each of the link items in the sidebar.
    2- The Search section spreads itself over two lines.
    3- There is a random green line under the heading and I have no idea why!
    4-The flash navigation requires you to click on it everytime you want to use it. (I think this is some type of security issue built into IE)

    BTW I use IE7. I havent been able to test it in earlier versions yet.

    Any help would be fantastic. Thanks.

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    You should use a complete doctype (one that includes a URL) to get browsers to render as close to the same as possible. I recommend HTML 4.01 Strict. A doctype is not a magic fix. It is the first step in the process of fixing your page. The doctype tells the browser how to render the page.
    Activating the Right Layout Mode Using the Doctype Declaration
    Fix Your Site With the Right DOCTYPE!
    Choosing a DOCTYPE
    Doctype switching
    Rendering Mode and Doctype Switching
    http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/Web-Quality
    http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

    I like the design and I paid for it so I must use tables.
    Why can't you recode the template?
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    Code for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, & Opera, then add fixes for IE, not vice versa.

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    At this point, that is seeming like a reasonable option.


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