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  1. #16
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    Could you confirm you have turned OFF compatibility mode, refreshed your browser, and it still fails? Also what version of IE you are using.

  2. #17
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    Well, I don't mean to be a dick about it either, but:

    You've been told by 2 (edit: now 3) different people from 2 different parts of the world that your site looks just fine on IE and who came to the same conclusion independently of each other (I hadn't seen NogDog's original answer when I posted mine). I can't speak for NogDog, but I intentionally run pretty "stock" versions of all browsers on my computers. I don't change the configurations, I don't tack on a bunch of doodads. The reason is that I want to test my pages on what my users will more than likely be using. So I visited your site on Win8.1 using IE11 and Chrome. It looks the same on both. Both browsers are running "stock". For a fact IE is. I have to be dragged kicking and screaming into using IE for anything but testing.

    FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_8134546_turn...#ixzz2M7vPN5Dd

    Oh, and your "IT guy" don't know squat about how IE works. He probably set up all your company computers and said, "Ooh! IE has to be 'compatible'". EXCEPT "Compatibility View" is an oxymoronic misnomer! So if the instructions linked above don't work it's because you don't have the "administrator rights" to change them. Even the CEO may not have administrator rights! In other words, your "IT guy" ****** up and needs to be brought in to fix it.

    Look, it seems your "problem" is isolated to company-owned computers. The rest of the world sees your site as it was meant to be seen. Yeah, it might "break" on IE7 (maybe even IE8 -- see below), but the odds are with you.

    Just now, and just for you, I opened your page on my old XP/SP3 w/IE8 machine I keep around for a variety of reasons. Again, a "stock" configuration of IE. Also a computer that rarely is allowed out in the wild. Guess what? Your site looks fine! Turned compatibility mode ON on IE8, and BANG -- page "broken". Now, I *may* have turned OFF compatibility view at some point on that machine; I don't remember. I also seem to have a faint recollection that IE8 came with compatibility view turned ON by default. But IE8 is about as common as IE7 these days, and getting rarer every one of those days.

    There's a bunch of coding geniuses on this forum (I'm not included in that group ) and if there was a better answer it would have been posted by now. In fact, when I read your first post, my absolute first thought was "Compatibility View" -- I didn't even look at your posted screenshot -- I just knew it. Tested it and yes, it is that. Nothing else.

    Now, if you want code to "fix" it, I (and probably most others here) won't do it. Your site is built with Drupal and has a huge mess of CSS files due to add-ons, plugins, etc. There's a template file(s) somewhere that all your content gets plugged into on the server. Do you know what to do with this code?
    HTML Code:
    <div id='footer' class='limiter clearfix'>
          <div class="region region-footer">
        
    <div class='block block-boxes block-boxes-simple clearfix'  id="block-boxes-partners-branding">
      
      
      
      
          <div  class="block-content clearfix"><div id='boxes-box-partners_branding' class='boxes-box'><div class="boxes-box-content"><div style="margin-bottom: 30px; padding: 0pt 25px 0pt 25px;" class="clearfix">
    <div style="float: left;position: relative;width:265px">
     <img style="display: block; width: 94px; float: left; height: 60px;" src="/sites/default/files/images/uwlu-bw-logo.png" /><br /><p style="margin-left: 114px;line-height: 1.5; font-size: 11px; position:absolute; top:25%">United Way of Knox County<br />Licking County United Way</p>
    </div>
    <div style="float: left; width: 345px; position: relative;">
      <img style="display: block; float: left; width: 146px; height: 60px;" src="/sites/default/files/images/mhr-bw-logo.png" /><br /><p style="margin-left: 156px; position: absolute; top: 25%; font-size: 11px; line-height: 1.5;">A contract agency of Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties</p>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div></div></div>
      
      </div>
    
    
    <div class='block block-views clearfix'  id="block-views-legal-documents-menu-block">
      
      
      
      
          <div  class="block-content clearfix"><div class="view view-legal-documents-menu view-id-legal_documents_menu view-display-id-block view-dom-id-3">
            
      
      
          <div class="view-content">
              <ul class="legal-documents-menu">          <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first">  
               <a href="http://bhcpartners.org/sites/default/files/documents/files/Patient_Privacy_Statement.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=30716" title="Patient_Privacy_Statement.pdf">Patient Privacy</a>  </li>
              <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even">  
               <a href="http://bhcpartners.org/sites/default/files/documents/files/Internet_User_Privacy_Policy.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=17131" title="Internet_User_Privacy_Policy.pdf">Website Use Privacy</a>  </li>
              <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd views-row-last">  
               <a href="http://bhcpartners.org/sites/default/files/documents/files/Website_Disclaimer.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=15514" title="Website_Disclaimer.pdf">Disclaimer</a>  </li>
          </ul>    </div>
      
      
      
      
      
      
    </div> </div>
    Neither do I, but that's where the so-called problem lies. I don't know what all those CSS classes do. There's some inline CSS positioning going on that could be changed. But as I alluded above, change something break something. Is it worth it? If you paid someone to do it you'd probably spend several hundred dollars. Again, is it worth it just for your CEO who is accessing your site via a computer that was set up incorrectly by your miracle IT guy to see the site "correctly"? I guarantee it's not worth it for the number of "real world" visitors that will see it "broken". Very frankly, no one here is going to spend their valuable time wading through your site's code, unpaid, to give you an answer that you like.

    Go with the answer you already have. It's the truth.
    Last edited by Kevin2; 08-14-2014 at 02:48 PM. Reason: didn't see tracknut's post

  3. #18
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    Actually, the problem isn't a developer issue. It's a design issue, or at least it should be, so long as you're not using a programming language to control styling when you should be using CSS.

    I could probably figure out how to fix it for you, but you've only posted a screenshot and not the HTML/CSS codes, so I really have no way of knowing what is wrong with your footer.

  4. #19
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    My bad, I didn't notice the second page at first, so now I see what you have for code. Honestly, there's so much wrong with it that I'm having trouble even finding where your footer is in there.

    Some problems I'm seeing:
    While you can technically use inline CSS, it's not recommended as it's a huge mess to try to maintain and bloats the code, which leads to slow load times.
    Plug-in and add-ons for the sake on plug-ins and add-ons...just don't. Seriously, they are 100% bloatware.
    You have not shown us any of the external CSS, which is most likely where the problem is.

    Beyond that, I'd say the site needs a complete redesign, and not in an easy-way-out uses-modules-like-MySpace type coding program. Personally, I do web design and I use Notepad + +, which allows me to hand-code everything from scratch (ta-da, no bloatware, standards compliant, cross-browser compatible, and fully responsive), but I charge for that sort of thing. Asking for a free redesign is a bit like asking your local car dealership to give you a free car, you know, cuz it'll look good in their portfolio or something.

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