Best Viewed With FireFox

Technical issues abound with the blog since I upgraded to WordPress 1.5 a couple of weeks back. Most of them have been resolved except for a couple. Readers have been reporting some ongoing issues with RSS and with Internet Explorer. I found out about the workaround for the RSS issues in WordPress 1.5 and implemented those changes last week-end. And, hopefully, those RSS issues are resolved. I have tried the feed out on several newsreaders and they are all working fine.

The other issue is random behaviour with Internet Explorer. For some people, the sidebar is pushed down to the bottom of the page, and the main content is pushed to the left. There may also be a pronounced shifting motion of the header image.

To those of you running Internet Explorer, I would strongly recommend moving to FireFox. FireFox is simply a better browser. However, I will make sure the blog presents just as well to IE browsers.

The likely culprit is my site counter and perhaps the flickr images. Both are located on the sidebar. I will make some changes over the next couple of days to clear this issue. If you are interested in the gory details here is an excerpt from the WordPress support pages:

You’re having the same problems I was. First, do you have any tracker code in the side bar? For me, it was my StatCounter code. I had to move to the footer. Also, try removing all images (if any) from your sidebar. That’ll get your sidebar back in the right place. For the pushed over content, open the Header Template (header.php) and look for:

#header { margin: 0 !important; margin: 0 0 0 1px; padding: 1px; height: 198px; width: 758px; }

remove margin: 0 0 0 1px;

You should have:

#header { margin: 0 !important; padding: 1px; height: 198px; width: 758px; }

The joys of web development. Please bear with me as I clean that stuff up.

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