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Posted on 2009-07-08
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Hey guys,

The code in question is at www.isthatclear.com/svcm. To get the error, click on "Services."

This animation/fade code works perfectly in Firefox and looks amazing. In IE, it's totally broken and looks horrible. When I click on Services, it gives me this error listed in the code box.
Also listed in the code box is the contents of the .js file I'm using for the animation.

Any ideas?


Webpage error details
 
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)
Timestamp: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 18:15:44 UTC
 
 
Message: Could not get the position property. Invalid argument.
Line: 19
Char: 35190
Code: 0
URI: file:///C:/Users/Jake7/My%20Dropbox/JHL/Websites/servicemaster/web/js/jquery-1.3.2.min.js
 
 
 
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				var homeContentHeight = 0; //declare all variables for animating
				var servContentHeight = 0;
				var guarContentHeight = 0;
				var contContentHeight = 0;
				var cleaContentHeight = 0;
				var abouContentHeight = 0;
				
				var currentSlide = 0;
				var returningSlide = 0;
				
				//begin animation of footer
				
				$(document).ready(function() {
					$('#home').show();
						homeContentHeight = $('#home').height() - 20; 
						servContentHeight = $('#services').height() - 20;
						guarContentHeight = $('#ourGuarantee').height() - 20;
						contContentHeight = $('#contact').height() - 20;
						cleaContentHeight = $('#cleaningTips').height() - 20;
						abouContentHeight = $('#aboutUs').height() - 20;
					$('#cleaningTips').hide();
					$('#contact').hide();
					$('#ourGuarantee').hide();
					$('#services').hide();
					$('#aboutUs').hide();
					$('#servicesTable').hide();
					$('#carpetCleaningContent').hide();
					$('#furnitureCleaningContent').hide();
					$('#disasterRestorationContent').hide();
					$('#ductsAndVentsContent').hide();
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsContent').hide();
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsContent').hide();
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)
						$('#content').animate({ height: homeContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: homeContentHeight }, 500)
				});
			$(function(){
				$('#menuHome').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					$('#home').fadeIn()
					$('#services').fadeOut()
					$('#ourGuarantee').fadeOut()
					$('#contact').fadeOut()
					$('#cleaningTips').fadeOut()
					$('#aboutUs').fadeOut()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)  
						$('#content').animate({ height: homeContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: homeContentHeight }, 500)
 
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#menuServices').click(function(){
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(1)
					$('#services').fadeIn()
					if (currentSlide == 0) {
						$('#carpetCleaningLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#furnitureCleaningLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#disasterRestorationLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#ductsAndVentsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'});
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '330px'});
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '610px'});
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '50px'});
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '330px'});
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '610px'});
						$('#carpetCleaningContent').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#furnitureCleaningContent').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#disasterRestorationContent').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#ductsAndVentsContent').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#hardSurfaceFloorsContent').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#wallsAndCeilingsContent').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeIn()
						$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeIn()
						$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeIn()
						$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeIn()
						$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeIn()
						$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeIn()
					}
					if (returningSlide == 1) {
						$('#carpetCleaningContent').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '400px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#furnitureCleaningContent').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '400px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#disasterRestorationContent').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '400px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#ductsAndVentsContent').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '400px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#hardSurfaceFloorsContent').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '400px', 'left' : '345px'})
						$('#wallsAndCeilingsContent').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '400px', 'left' : '345px'})
					}
					$('#carpetCleaningContent').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningContent').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationContent').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsContent').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsContent').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsContent').fadeOut()
					$('#home').fadeOut()
					$('#servicesTable').fadeIn()
					$('#ourGuarantee').fadeOut()
					$('#contact').fadeOut()
					$('#cleaningTips').fadeOut()
					$('#aboutUs').fadeOut()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)
						$('#content').animate({ height: servContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: servContentHeight }, 500)
					currentSlide = 1;
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#menuOurGuarantee').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					$('#home').fadeOut()
					$('#services').fadeOut()
					$('#ourGuarantee').fadeIn()
					$('#contact').fadeOut()
					$('#cleaningTips').fadeOut()
					$('#aboutUs').fadeOut()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)  
						$('#content').animate({ height: guarContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: guarContentHeight }, 500)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#menuContact').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					$('#home').fadeOut()
					$('#services').fadeOut()
					$('#ourGuarantee').fadeOut()
					$('#contact').fadeIn()
					$('#cleaningTips').fadeOut()
					$('#aboutUs').fadeOut()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)  
						$('#content').animate({ height: contContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: contContentHeight }, 500)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#menuCleaningTips').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					$('#home').fadeOut()
					$('#services').fadeOut()
					$('#ourGuarantee').fadeOut()
					$('#contact').fadeOut()
					$('#cleaningTips').fadeIn()
					$('#aboutUs').fadeOut()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)  
						$('#content').animate({ height: cleaContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: cleaContentHeight }, 500)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#menuAboutUs').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					$('#home').fadeOut()
					$('#services').fadeOut()
					$('#ourGuarantee').fadeOut()
					$('#contact').fadeOut()
					$('#cleaningTips').fadeOut()
					$('#aboutUs').fadeIn()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)  
						$('#content').animate({ height: abouContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: abouContentHeight }, 500)
				});
			});
			
			//end animation of footer
			
			//begin animation of services
			
			
			$(function(){
				$('#carpetCleaningLink').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					returningSlide = 1;
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#carpetCleaningContent').fadeIn()
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(0)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#furnitureCleaningLink').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					returningSlide = 1;
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningContent').fadeIn()
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '330px'})
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(0)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#disasterRestorationLink').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					returningSlide = 1;
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationContent').fadeIn()
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '610px'})
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(0)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#ductsAndVentsLink').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					returningSlide = 1;
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsContent').fadeIn()
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(0)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					returningSlide = 1;
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsContent').fadeIn()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '330px'})
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(0)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').click(function(){
					currentSlide = 0;
					returningSlide = 1;
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsContent').fadeIn()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '610px'})
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(0)
				});
			});
			$(function(){
				$('.returnServices').click(function(){
					$("#imagesWrapper").height(1)
						$('#carpetCleaningLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#furnitureCleaningLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#disasterRestorationLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#ductsAndVentsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
						$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').css({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'})
					$('#carpetCleaningLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '50px'});
					$('#furnitureCleaningLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '330px'});
					$('#disasterRestorationLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '26px', 'left' : '610px'});
					$('#ductsAndVentsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '50px'});
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '330px'});
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').animate({'position' : 'absolute', 'top' : '214px', 'left' : '610px'});
						$('#carpetCleaningLink').fadeIn()
						$('#furnitureCleaningLink').fadeIn()
						$('#disasterRestorationLink').fadeIn()
						$('#ductsAndVentsLink').fadeIn()
						$('#hardSurfaceFloorsLink').fadeIn()
						$('#wallsAndCeilingsLink').fadeIn()
					$('#carpetCleaningContent').fadeOut()
					$('#furnitureCleaningContent').fadeOut()
					$('#disasterRestorationContent').fadeOut()
					$('#ductsAndVentsContent').fadeOut()
					$('#hardSurfaceFloorsContent').fadeOut()
					$('#wallsAndCeilingsContent').fadeOut()
					if (jQuery.browser.msie)
						$('#content').animate({ height: servContentHeight + 50 }, 500)
					else
						$('#content').animate({ height: servContentHeight }, 500)
					currentSlide = 1;
					returningSlide = 1;
				});
			});

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Do you know which line in your code is triggering the error?
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I figured out the problem. IE doesn't like it when you use jQuery to set the "position" css attribute. I just set it in my css file instead.
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