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    Website looks good in IE, but Firefox, safari.. mac..

    it looks all messed up, either the main drop down menu is all the way to the left in firefox, or the main iframe in safari is all the way to the right.. in IE everything looks how its suppose to all centered and aligned.. does anyone have any idea on how i can fix this? any codes or anything? thank you

    the website is
    www.innatmillracepond.com

    if u wana view the source and coding just right click the site and click view source, thanks

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    Hello djstript,
    Wow, there is a bit of work to do to fix this one. Have a look at what the validator says about your site - http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...acepond.com%2F
    Check the links about validation in my sig below. There is also a link to help choose a doctype and there is a sticky at the top of this forum on doctypes as well.

    While your at it, if you decide it needs a re-write... have a look at the link about tables, also in my sig.
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    thank you for taking your time and responding. this is just way out of my element and knowledge. do you think you could do something so the site looks good in all browsers? and id pay you.. i dont care about the errors cause the site still works and looks good its just the layout in different browsers

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    Quote Originally Posted by djstript View Post
    i dont care about the errors cause the site still works and looks good
    Your site will benefit on being standard compliant. Starting with fixing your errors is a great way to make it cross-browser compliant. Also improving the experience for a lot of visitors at the same time. Slow loading dodgy code is something that can be changed.

    Note: Buying help is the easy way out. It would help if you could learn from mistakes.

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    i understand we just dont have time, we need it to just be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by djstript View Post
    thank you for taking your time and responding. this is just way out of my element and knowledge. do you think you could do something so the site looks good in all browsers? and id pay you.. i dont care about the errors cause the site still works and looks good its just the layout in different browsers
    Maybe you could find someone in the Web Projects section of this forum. I wouldn't be any help, I've never messed with tables.
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    Going standards compliant is the way to go. However, in the meantime...

    Since I don't have all your assets on my own machine, this is just to help you get going...

    Find the following line in your code...

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    <div id="smoothmenu1" class="ddsmoothmenu" align="center">
    Add style="width:860px;"

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    <div id="smoothmenu1" class="ddsmoothmenu" align="center" style="width:860px;">
    Hopefully that works. Adjust the value according to the actual width of that navigation bar.

    In a week or so I might have time if you're looking to hire someone to clean up your site a bit.

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    THANK You that worked in firefox now the menu looks like it should. have any idea on what to do about the main iframe in safari? its all the way to the right.

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    Oh yeah I realized that it didn't quite fix it up in Safari. I'll have to get back to you on that later tonight, unless someone else posts first.

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    I took my car to the mechanic and he said I needed oil. I told him I don't have time for that now, just make it run right and maybe someday I'll look into putting oil in the engine.

    See the connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry62704 View Post
    I took my car to the mechanic and he said I needed oil. I told him I don't have time for that now, just make it run right and maybe someday I'll look into putting oil in the engine.

    See the connection?
    LOL, that analogy isn't quite right, since in that case the mechanic does nothing. It's like asking the mechanic to put oil in, meanwhile, you have no muffler. Or something. LOL.

    While I don't believe that validation is the be-all-end-all to web development, it's a heck of a good practice and I tend to build my sites bit by bit validating and paying attention to standards as I go. I use Firefox, Safari, and Chrome to make sure it's working good, THEN I fix whatever crap IE pulls, not the other way around.

    In the long run, you'll really want to recode this site from the ground up. A quick fix can make something look right at the moment, but if you try to change anything later, you're likely just going to run into more problems.
    Last edited by Relight; 02-25-2009 at 11:34 PM.

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    Obviously the OP used IE to design his site initially. As Relite implied, that's backwards and hopefully the OP has learned his lesson to never trust IE and use a modern browser to initially check his markup and page out beforehand.

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    just in case you didn't get it djstript i sent you a pm responding to yours with hopefully the rest of the temporary solution to your troubles.

    btw drhowarddrfine and excavator i like your sigs


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