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PHP "window" in site design not working for IE of any version

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A friend of mine is designing a simple website to display news information and such on development of software he is working on. He seems to be doing this through PHP, the particular design uses a sort of overlay window over the main body and works properly in Firefox and Chrome, but doesn't do its job in Internet Explorer (any version).

In detail; he has a news feed he updates, and has a link that says "[Open News]", and when you click on this, a gray box comes up and overlays over the main page like shown below.

Two images cropped together to show the effect of the PHP script placed in the site design  and how it should look like.
When you do the same in Internet Explorer, below is what happens.

Image of a PHP script shown in Internet Explorer not working properly
As you can see, its not what it should be doing. I think there's a compatibility issue involved but  can't figure it out for myself, and thought someone might be able to help.

I can ask the designer for the code if it is needed to help troubleshoot.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:HMNormoyle
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by:ingriT
ID: 37795442
Do you have the url, or the css and html code to check this? Without code there are too many options of things that could be wrong.
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by:HMNormoyle
ID: 37795451
The URL is currently an IP address as he has not purchased a domain name yet and is still developing it.

http://216.238.232.35:4545/?p=News
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ingriT earned 2000 total points
ID: 37795499
Try this in your stylesheet (replacing the current code) for the #FullPage div:

#FullPage
{
position:relative;
top: -120px;
}

#FullPageInner
{
// nothing
}

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by:HMNormoyle
ID: 37795537
That seemed to place it in the center of the page, which is obviously better than where it was before. I'm only able to test this locally as I do not have access to his FTP to upload the new stylesheet myself. Is there a way to extend the window so that it fills the window vertically or is there a limitation for Internet Explorer?

This is the outcome:

Full screen image of updated stylesheet.
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by:ingriT
ingriT earned 2000 total points
ID: 37795567
You can set a higher value for the top, not -120px, but -300 px.
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by:HMNormoyle
ID: 37795579
Great, I'll have him look this over. Thanks for the help.
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