how do i stop text overlapping in Internet Explorer 8

Posted on 2010-09-09
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I have designed a website which looks great everywhere except in IE 8. I have adjusted the CSS on one piece of overlapping text (on my front page) but it has no effect in Explorer. I can see the changes in Firefox on my mac but not in IE on the PC....  arrgh - Internet Explorer - can't say I like it!
Question by:TheCommander
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by:Justin Yeung
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try compatibitliy mode on IE8 and see if you see the change

Tools-->Compatibility View Settings-->add your address to it.

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Marbleman earned 540 total points
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@justinyeung: you cannot tell customers to put their browser into to comp.mode... ;-)

So try to put the browser into strict mode with a doc type on top of the page:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"  "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

Then IE8 bevaves much more like Firefox. But be aware of IE7... strict mode can lead to some strange behaviour here... But I say it is better to make some extra styles for IE7 and have the rest straight forward than the other way round!

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figured it out!

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Helped me on my way

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