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    Debugging in IE

    So I've got my site looking pretty in Firefox, I've tried it in Opera and Safari too and it looks great. Now I've got to get it looking good in IE because obviously it's all over the place.
    I use a Mac so haven't got IE on my Mac, however I've got a Windows laptop.
    I'll be using conditional comments to point IE to it's own stylesheet. What's the best way of debugging in IE?
    I use Firebug when designing for Firefox.
    I was thinking of using Dreamweaver on my Laptop and putting my site onto my laptop and doing it that way.

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    My advice. Use conditional comments sparingly. IE7 does have a few quirks but you shouldn't really need to use conditional comments for it. IE6 can be a pain but as long as you're aware of problems like haslayout, double margin bugs, repeat characters etc then you can get around most problems.

    Make sure you've got a full valid doctype though and also validate your site using http://validator.org otherwise you'll be hacking at invalid code and causing more problems.

    Then the only things I usually put in are box model fixes if I need to support IE5.x

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    What's your code look like?

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    Has anyone tried Firebug Lite?

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    Looks like it might be quite useful

    http://www.getfirebug.com/lite.html

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    We miss you, Dan Schulz.
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    Code for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, & Opera, then add fixes for IE, not vice versa.

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    A nice way to compare and edit your styles in both IE and FIREFOX on your windows laptop, you can use css vista. A nice program to instantly see differences.


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