Guess whose site looks like crap in IE8 Beta 1?

Uh, that would be me… Logo and headlines clipped and some weird scrolling effects


I’ll have to see if I can figure out where the trouble is in my style sheet.

The beta makes a very good first impression, but it is Beta 1. I have it running on a test system, where I don’t mind restoring a backup in the event of problems.

First look coming up soon.

Update: Fixed the logo, but it’s all still pretty ugly. I’ll have to take a closer look at this stylesheet in about two weeks. Not now.

10 thoughts on “Guess whose site looks like crap in IE8 Beta 1?

  1. Quick solution would be to tell IE8 to render the site in IE7 mode by sticking meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=7″ / (with square brackets) in the head of the page.

  2. I can’t believe I know the author personally! Right there in black and white, cousin Ed!

  3. web sites aren’t the only thing it appears to effect. I have a post into FeedDemon atm concerning some funkiness that is occurring in it since installing (and uninstalling) IE 8. This probably happens because FeedDemon uses the IE engine.

    I also had one other strange problem as well with an app in dev but that was corrected with a System Restore – but that didn’t help with the FD problem

    As it stands it looks like I’ll be doing a restore from an image backup to get back to normal.

  4. Hmm .. didn’t show up! Wonder if it likes this better …

    <meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=7″ />

  5. Well with a whopping 160 errors and 13 warnings in your xhtml code (NOT including frames), are you really surprised it doesn’t look good?
    Start with a good validator and work your way through it from the top down.
    There’s a handy little link at the bottom of you page that says “XHTML”. Try it out sometime.

    “…Why don’t people who put code on the internet get a frickin’ license to do so, already?” – Ronnie Redd

  6. –edit

    There’s a handy little link at the bottom of your page that says “XHTML”. Try it out sometime.

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