Argh!!! I need some help, badly!

My clients site (www.skcfed.com) displays perfectly in firefox and most other current browsers ... except MSIE 7 and 8.

Does this have something to do with the meta tags? I found this code, which is suppose to go into the index.php file (??????)

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7"

I put it in the index.php file, and ... it didn't work. It actually broke the site. So, I tool it back out.

Back to square one.

Can you help me?

How can I make my client's site load properly in MSIE 7 and 8.

I'm using Joomla 1.5.17 on webhost iPage.com and a siteground (free) 2010 template.

Thanks so much for your quick help!


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Last Post by LindaJ

Adding the meta tag <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7"> to the head will not break your site in IE7 and IE8, nor will removing it cure any fault in IE7. If the site was broken in IE7 with that meta tag, it was also broken without it - because only IE8 reads that tag! And it switches IE8 into IE7 mode. Unless the missing closing > in your quoted code was really missing of course ;)
That would break your page big style...

And when I looked at your site, it didn't look broken in IE7 or IE8, it looked the same as in Firefox.

Oh, and you don't put <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7"> in the index file.

You have to put it in the head of EVERY file, if you are using some css hack that works in IE7 but not in IE8, and wish IE8 to run as IE7.

Edited by drjohn: n/a

Thanks for your help! Both of my sites seem to be working now.

What, exactly, is the best method to use for making sure that my site will render properly in most of the browsers people use? Should I be creating a separate CSS style sheet for different browsers?

Thanks so much for your help,


Edited by LindaJ: n/a

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