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    IE9 Site Not Loading (may be a CSS problem?)

    I have a wordpress site that will sometimes partially load in IE9, but it stops half way and I just get a loading icon.

    I think there may be some CSS issues (perhaps line height, font-family, overflow?) The reason I say this is because I ran into a major issue with font-family already... Apparently some really common fonts like Helvetica don't work in IE 9. I also found that I had to very specifically have double quotations around the font...

    For example:
    font-family: "Helvetica", Verdana, sans-serif;

    Rather than:
    font: 'Helvetica', Verdana, sans-serif; or font-family: Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif;

    Does anyone have any tidbits about CSS issues in IE that would give me an idea of where to start looking? Here's the url with the problem:

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    Hi there,

    First off, your website loads fine for me in IE9 (that is in IE10 in IE9 mode).

    Regarding the IE9 Type 1 font bug:
    What happens if you remove Helvetica or other any of the other affected fonts from your CSS?
    Does the problem go away?
    Here's an article that might be worth reading: http://bobbyjoneswebdesign.blogspot....-font-bug.html
    Pay attention to the section "Best available resolution for web developers/designers"

    Regarding the quotes:
    You don't need to put quotes around a font whose name contains no spaces.
    The correct way to do the above would be:

    Code CSS:
    p{font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;}

    Compare that to:

    Code CSS:
    p{font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;}

    For more details, see here:


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