Resolving differences betwen IE 8 & 9

smitty62
smitty62 used Ask the Experts™
on
My website looks fine in all browsers including IE8 with the exception of IE9.  I have IE8 and don't wish to download IE9 yet because of the compatibility with IE8 (for checking IE7), and I'm afraid of conflict errors if I have both loaded on my desktop.  

My site uses a CSS dropdown menus.  Why are the dropdown's out of alignment in IE9 and only IE9?  is there any easy fix for this?  The URL is:

http://insurance.illinois.gov
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Michel PlungjanIT Expert
Top Expert 2009

Commented:

Author

Commented:
I correct the two error, but I agree that they had nothing to do with the alignment.  Is there anyway I can fix the alignment problem without effecting the display in all the other browsers that it is working correctly in?
Michel PlungjanIT Expert
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
I had hoped that the font size had an influence.

Can you see what compatibility setting is used in IE9 - you may have to force EDGE with a meta header
Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online

Learn about longtime user Rowby Goren and his great contributions to the site. We explore his method for posing questions that are likely to yield a solution, and take a look at how his career transformed from a Hollywood writer to a website entrepreneur.

Author

Commented:
I add <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"> to the page, but the person with IE9 in the office is not here so I'll have to wait to test.  I used the above tag on my intranet because I knew everyone was suppost to have IE8 installed, but some people unknowingly would have their compatibility mode on (IE7) and not know it, so I added that code to the top of the page after <head> to turn IE7 off if they had it on.  I don't know if it will work for IE9, but I'm going to give it a try.

Author

Commented:
I think the last link will probably resolve the problem using
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE8" >,
but I won't be able to fully test it until tonight.  Thanks for your help.
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
smitty62--You are welcome!
Michel PlungjanIT Expert
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Hmm using a meta tag was my suggestion too

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial