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Internet Explorer is altering my Dream Weaver files

by fgalka on February 11, 2010 Avg Rating 2.0 (1)   |   Log in to rate post.

Tagged with CSS-P element , Position , Explorer 5.5 , Width/Height , apDiv32

Problem

it is defaulting my type face "Li Song Pro" to some other font. It is changing the color of fonts on some occasions. It is stretching(distorting) photoshop images along the horizon. It is also cropping the image at the end . example size of image is112"w x 8.5"h. it does not distort images that are of a more normal size like 8x10, or 5x7.

Solution

No idea

Detailed description

 I.E. is defaulting my type face "Li Song Pro" to some other font. It is changing the color of fonts on some occasions. It is stretching(distorting) photoshop images along the horizon. It is also cropping the image at the end . example size of image is112"w x 8.5"h. it does not distort images that are of a more normal size like 8x10, or 5x7. The longer the image–the more distorted it gets along the horizon.




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Comments (4)

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no wonder!

You really shouldn't use exotic fonts, but instead use the {font-family} declaration in the style sheet. I've never heard of Li Song Pro, but you can be fairly sure that thousands of internet users won't have it installed on their computers, and so their browsers won't be able to recognise it. To them, it is just a string of characters, and the browser has no idea that it's a font at all! Best to stick to fonts that you can be sure the vast majority of users will have, such as Arial or TNR. By far the best solution is to put that in the style sheet as follows:
{font-family:arial ; font-size:85%} tc. But I agree with Wynnefield - we need to see the code.
And never, ever use inches for image sizes (I'm not even sure that you can) - use pixels instead. The stretching looks as though you entered the height and width numbers manually and just got one of them wrong. I say this as not a huge fan of Dreamweaver, but while it does things for you, let it! (Incidentally, this reply comes out as all capitals when I look at it, but they are not intended!)

i hate IE

i completely agree...IE is the devil

Need to see the code

I have never known a browser (not even IE) to change any code I wrote in Dreamweaver; however, I have seen three browsers present the same code in three different manners.

Without the markup and CSS, I cannot tell for sure; however, my first guess would be to examine the font-family: "Li Song Pro"; description in the CSS and be sure the typeface name is surrounded by quotes, and installed on the pc where IE is being tested. Unless the @font-family is being used, in which case the typeface file needs to be on the Web server and referenced correctly in the CSS file.

Regarding the color changes, this is possible if non-Web safe colors are being used (any RGB color which does not have three repeating pairs of numbers and/or letters) and the monitor resolution/color do not support the colors defined. If so, the monitor will alter the colors to those it supports. I also ran into one situation where I defined a button with a dark background and white text; however, I neglected to place the semicolon after the text color attribute and the color "wierded" out when being presented by the browser.

RIGHT...................

why not post the css and html so people can see why your code is not working .....but the fact its playing up in internet explorer life could be worse it could be doing it in firefox personally i think IE should die and governments should educate people on getting rid of the damn browser





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