3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2010 7:48 PM by jake_7363

    IE 8 Issue



        I am using Dreamweaver MX2004 in Win 7. As an amateur designer,  I am putting together a website for a friend and ran into a problem I did not have until today. When testing a page in IE 8, I got a blank page, except for the background. In FF 3.6, everything is perfect.


      There are no error messages...can anyone steer me in the right direction with this? I am at a total loss.


      Thanks in advance,


        • 1. Re: IE 8 Issue

          Hi Jake,


          Without seeing the code it is difficult to diagnose the problem, but I have had a route around on the ms ie forum and found a that a few other people have experienced similar problems which they were able to solve by making sure the encoding was set to utf-8 as shown below.


          <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />


          Also just out of interest if you click view source in internet explorer does the code you can see match the code you have in dreamweaver, and have you tried clicking the compatibility view button next to the address bar to see if that makes any difference (not a solution I know, but it might help point us in the direction of the problem)





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          • 2. Re: IE 8 Issue
            Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            IE8 is more sensitive to code validation errors than IE6 and 7. Use the tools below to help identify coding mistakes.


            Code Validation Tools
            CSS - http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
            HTML - http://validator.w3.org/


            If you require more help, please post a URL to your page.



            Nancy O.
            Alt-Web Design & Publishing
            Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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            • 3. Re: IE 8 Issue
              jake_7363 Level 1

              Thanks to both!

                 You were obviously correct that it was a coding error. I put the declaration for the CSS in the wrong place. It was a simple fix that I overlooked.


              Much appreciated ..