Anyone an IE Expert?

I’m taking a momentary break from the intellectual juicing that is writing.

I feel like this was used on my head.

Unfortunately I think I opted for an even more cranially abusive pastime: debugging IE display issues.

I wanted to try the IE fix that reader Chris Patterson so generously supplied in a comment, but unfortunately his solution may not be complete: my friendly IE tester claims that the sidebar links don’t work (thanks, takeo). Since Chris has already put in some time, maybe somebody else could take a peek at it? Or… Chris, could you email me? Your site doesn’t have any contact info.

That’s one particular IE issue I have never seen. I will go so far as to say I am perplexed.

(Can you tell by the writing in this post that I’m totally sleep-deprived? I sound spacy even to *me*.)

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  1. Isaac says:

    Hi Amy,

    Try adding position:relative to the #sidebar div.

    That should make the links work. (works for me on IE7)

    There is also a javascript error in IE7:

    Error: ‘null’ is null or not an object Line: 73 Char: 3

    If I comment out the javascript I no longer get an error.

    I think the problem is with the mouseOver function.

  2. Stephan says:


    In IE6 the content renders below the sidebar, fix this by adding top: 128px; (the height of the logoimage) on line 84 of base.css

    The Javascript error is caused by line 71 in app.js

    The script retrieves a DOM element with the id "options", this element does not exist as far as I can tell, hence the NULL error. It looks like line 70 thru 106 should be rewritten?

    Hope this was helpful 🙂

  3. Mauvis says:

    You should install firebug in firefox.

    I see a following error with your javascript:

    o has no properties [Break on this error] var lis = o.getElementsByTagName("LI");

    IE just generates an ambiguous error and displays improperly.

    While you’re at it install the web developer plug-in if you haven’t. It rocks!

  4. cisnky says:

    I suffer the same IE issue with the content being half way down the page.

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