Scott H Young

Technical Problems


An Internet Explorer user recently brought to my attention a fairly glaring problem with this website, it isn’t working! :(
It seems all the top navigation links aren’t formatting correctly and they aren’t linking to anything. I wondered why nobody had contacted me about this until I realized that the Contact form itself was part of the top level navigation!

The website formats correctly in Firefox but not in Internet Explorer. I forgot to check the site design in other browsers before launching it and now I am paying the price. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to figure out why the IE version doesn’t seem to be working and all my attempts to correct it for both versions have failed miserably. I am very basic with CSS still so I’m still struggling to figure this out. If anyone has any CSS experience and can lend a hand fixing this problem it would be greatly appreciated. You can e-mail me at personal@scotthyoung.com

Seeing as this problem has likely been going on for at least a month I am hastily trying to correct it to prevent further damage. Until then, I am going to make some hasty adjustments so you can access the top-level navigation from the sidebar.

Once again, I’m calling out to anyone with some webdesign experience who might be able to help me fix the website. I’m going to continue working on this problem into the night, but I’m hoping someone who knows more than me will be able to fix it. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!


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5 Responses to “Technical Problems”

  1. Gaurav says:

    Hi Scott

    I have figured out the issue and have mailed you the solution.

    Hope that helps.

    Regards

  2. Steven Yi says:

    Hi Scott,

    Taking a look, it seems that the content div and the sidebar divs, because of the negative margin-tops, are covering up the headernav div in IE. That’s causing them to cover the top buttons and not allow them to be clickable. I tend to avoid negative margins as a whole.

    Hope that helps and been enjoying your site!
    steven

  3. Scott Young says:

    @Steven,

    After testing various configurations with some borders around the different div’s I realized that IE must not like it when two divs overlap…

    The only problem is I can’t quite see a way to fix the current site design from the current stand point. I may have to completely redo the layout to account for this problem. I’ll check out your e-mail Gaurav and get back to you soon okay. Thanks!

  4. Gleb Reys says:

    Hey Scott,

    Let me know if you still need help with IE.

  5. Scott Young says:

    Thanks Gleb, I think I’ve got it fixed for now. I appreciate the support.

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