Need help? Check out our Support site, then


IE screws up my blog

  1. My theme looks fine in Safari and Firefox, but IE makes it look less than awesome.. most unforgiveable is whenever I try to put images into a table to line them up...IE takes those images and squishes them into an undiscernable line.

    Here's an example (view in IE): http://desertbratadventures.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/bear-canyon/

    Here's the way I coded the first table you see:
    <table class="aligncenter"><br /> <tbody><br /> <tr><br /> <td><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/krrristi/Bear%20Canyon/P1000966.jpg"><img class="aligncenter" style="width: 292px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/krrristi/Bear%20Canyon/P1000966.jpg" alt="" width="292" height="389" /></a></p><br /> </td><br /> <td><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter" style="width: 292px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/krrristi/Bear%20Canyon/P1010014.jpg" alt="" width="292" height="389" /></p><br /> </td><br /> </tr><br /> </tbody><br /> </table><br />

    Help? :(

    The blog I need help with is desertbratadventures.wordpress.com.

  2. alright and I just noticed it's only if I don't use a caption on the images.

    P.S., theme is under the influence, and I had trouble formatting nay images without using a caption but that was resolved in an earlier post. I just have too many pictures to have wordpress host them all.

  3. That's because IE is a screwed up browser. For best quality, faster loading time, and no issues with IE, better use an image editing application to downsize copies of your images to the pixel dimensions you actually want, and upload and insert these copies (instead of linking to files stored elsewhere and instead of letting WP do the downsizing).

  4. oy vey. It already takes me way too long to deal with the pictures as it is. Is there an easier way to put lots of pictures from an outside site on wordpress? If I got the CSS upgrade would this be way easier?

  5. Hi @krrristi, have you thought about using a gallery on your page? This will allow you to line up the images the way you would like and it will also look good in IE. You may want to give it a shot. You can look at this Support article that describes how to do it, http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/

  6. Galleries would require that they upload all their images to their media library here. Galleries cannot be used with images on servers outside of wordpress.

  7. "Is there an easier way to put lots of pictures from an outside site on wordpress?"
    You didn't complain about difficulty inserting them, you complained about IE not reading them correctly. If you want no issues with IE, the solution is the one already suggested (till Microsoft learns to conform with web standards or till all users learn they can download better browsers). And why do you prefer uploading your images to photobucket instead of your blog anyway?

    "If I got the CSS upgrade would this be way easier?"
    It would make no difference. CSS editing is for changing the appearance of your blog (colors, fonts etc.): nothing to do with how the blog works or how a lousy browser works.

    PS You should correct your username link, as it links to a deleted blog.

  8. Whoa didn't realize it was inappropriate to change my direction of complaint in the middle of a topic. I'll do better next time, I promise.

    I use photobucket instead of wordpress for images because I have way too many and don't want to pay for space upgrades. Maybe I'll have to rethink that.

    Thanks for the help guys!

  9. I didn't say it's "inappropriate to change your direction of complaint", I said there's no other solution if you want no issues with that lousy browser.

    What does "way too many" mean? Your blog comes with 3GB of free space: that's enough for many thousands of images.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic