Oct 28 2006

Fixed Issue With IE6 Users Viewing This Site

Category: PersonalChrisM @ 5:11 pm

I’ve previously mentioned that if people use Internet Explorer 6 (rather than FireFox, or IE7) to view this site, they will not see what is intended. I’ve now discovered what caused the 2nd sidebar column to ‘slip’ down the page, below the bottom of the 1st sidebar. It was when a site with a long URL was listed in the ‘We’re Linked From…’ section on the right.
I’ve now removed the original widget, found the JavaScript code to use from www.wholinked.com , and inserted it in a King Text widget. Problem solved.
One day I’ll move onto why the default FireFox extension for viewing online videos (WMVs in this case) results in a loss of audio/video sync, whereas WMP or off-line viewing displays no such errors.
Also created a proper 404 page this week, as I noticed some sites were using incorrect URLs to link to entries on this site, and the original error page wasn’t very useful. To check it out, enter in this site’s name, then invent a page, for example, you could try www.chrismerriman.com/THISpageDOESnotEXIST.htm or www.chrismerriman.com/ABCDEFGH.php etc. etc.

[EDIT] And, thanks, but there is no need to leave a comment that the links don’t work, as requested in the error page – save it for links that are SUPPOSED to open real pages ;>

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Oct 19 2006

Just installed Internet Explorer 7 RC1

Category: PersonalChrisM @ 3:55 am

To see if it was able to render this site any better than v6. Good news is that the sidebars now appear correctly (next to each other), and images that are too wide for the post column no longer cause IE to throw a hissy fit and nudge the post containing the image 1/2 down the page. I could try and fix the issues for IE v6, but TBH, it isn’t very likely to occur.

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