Columns Align Vertically In IE, But Should Be Horizontal

I have three columns inside the footer area of this site ( and they float correctly and align horizontally in Safari and Firefox, but on the clients machine running Internet Explorer the three columns, or footer widgets, are aligned vertically.

Can someone help me understand why and offer a quick fix?

Thanks in advance!


When I visit your page I get a MCafee warning message from my virus software:

Are you sure you want to go there? may be risky to visit.

Why were you redirected to this page?

When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors.

I visited anyway so if I get a virus I shall be knocking on your door :slight_smile:

Regarding your problem I don’t see a problem in the footer in IE and I checked IE8 and 11.

You have the html shiv in place and the css for the new html 5 elements so IE8 should be ok.

The only other thing I can think of is that your client is on IE5, or has triggered compatibility mode, or is on an intranet.

If they are on ie5 then just give up :slight_smile:

To avoid silly users from clicking the compatibility button by mistake add the edge meta tag in the head at the top of the page .

<!-- force IE8+ into standards mode -->
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

That should also cure intranet issues also.

Can’t think of anything else and would need to see a screenshot of the problem to get any more ideas.:slight_smile:

Paul, I had our web hosting provider review the site for viruses and here was their response:

We have scanned your account, and we did not locate any malicious files or injections.

I hope you haven’t had any issues from the visit to our testing site. I am also looking into installing some WordPress security plugins. Thanks for the help!

The page seems to be ok now with no warning messages so they must have removed something that mcaffee wasn’t sure about it. It was probably a false positive anyway but it does seem to be pretty accurate most of the time and saves landing on dodgy sites :slight_smile: