Hi Mark, thanks for your response.
respond.js adds polyfills for media queries, but my IE6,7&8 were behaving as though the page was at default (320px) width. Since my bosses look at pages in BrowserLabs, I opted to add IE specific css and default them to a 960px main layout. Through that I was able to solve all my layout issues, with only the missing background in IE6 still remaining as a problem - but as I said in my original letter, in my trial session at crossbrowsertesting.com, the background DOES appear in IE6 in their VM.
I have this same problem, except I am using BrowserLab through the Dreamweaver CS5 extension.
It connects fine and loads in the browser, but for all previews it displays with no CSS.
This is a real problem as since I work for the NHS, which is strict on IT and backwards in some implementations, I am stuck on IE7 for development. I was counting on BrowserLab to help my development to see if it works on other platforms and if I can put some selective IE tweaks in for the bits that aren't working (but which should, according to everything I'm reading!).
Any help you can offer would be gratefully recieved.
Hi Nikola, a few questions...
Does this happen with every browser, or only some?
Is your site definition in DW correct?
Do all the files (CSS, images, HTML, etc) needed for the page exist within your site definition in DW?
When you initiate the preview from DW, can you describe exactly what you're doing?
please try the below steps.
1. please make sure that Firebug is engaged for your page, by default Firebug is not engaged (grey) in color , when engaged it turns orange color - please ensure that Firebug is orange for your page
2. Ensure that "Net" tab of Firebug is enabled
3. Refresh your page
this will ensure that "Firebug net cache" is available and will increase/improve performance for streaming assets back to BL cloud service for preview.
please try the above steps - it should fix the issue you are running into.
PS : these instructions/optimizations are specifically for Firebug integration with BL/