Am I The Only One One Facing This Problem?

February 24, 2007

Arghh.. Pls allow me to rant for awhile..

I’ve perpetually been frustrated with wordpress lately.. For some reason, my sidebar often gets pushed to the bottom of my blog instead of being displayed on the side.

The problem is, I normally use Mozilla Firefox as my web browser. Hence, I normally use Mozilla to view my blog posts after posting as well.

Now, here’s when it gets really tricky. My blog’s layout always appears to be normal when viewed on Mozilla. However, when viewed on Internet Explorer, my sidebar sometimes miraculously displays on the bottom.

It usually happens when I post images inside my blog posts. Somehow, the html code of my blog posts will have some extra coding appearing inside, which I have to delete in order to correct the post.

Hence, this time round, I just did my normal checking on Internet Explorer and found my sidebar not appearing where it should be again.

I hid my most recent post, but the sidebar was still not corrected.

Hid my second recent post, still not corrected.

Only when I hid my third recent post, was the sidebar displayed correctly on IE!

Means my sidebar was at the bottom on IE for three freaking days!

Arghh.. Wonder if anyone else face the same problem??

The most irritating thing is, only IE poses this problem. And for someone who doesn’t use IE, it gets really troublesome. Nonetheless, I know I shouldn’t be complaining so much as it has always been advised to double check our websites/blogs on both browsers as it’s common that websites are displayed differently on different browsers.

So a piece of advice to everyone.. remember to double check on both browsers! You might think that your website/blog looks ultra cool when in actual fact when viewed on a different browser, it looks like crap..

But I’m just puzzled why does IE have this problem since I’m just posting my blog posts normally like how everyone does.

Guess perhaps I should just switch back to IE since IE 7 has already incorporated tabs which make multiple sites surfing easier as compared to the past.

Sorry for ranting.. Anyway, if anyone happens to see my poor sidebar missing, do let me know and i will be really grateful!


enjoy your weekend as I head back to my books… Hafta mug for two tests next week! but shan’t complain and think positively!



6 Responses to “Am I The Only One One Facing This Problem?”

  1. Jasmine on February 24th, 2007 7:40 pm

    Hi Calvin,

    Perhaps, the pictures which you have included in your posts are a bit too big. You can try to resize your pictures first before you post it. In this way, your sidebar will not be pushed to the bottom.

    Hope it helps. ;)

  2. Calvin on February 24th, 2007 10:30 pm

    Hi Jasmine,

    Yup I realized that was one of the reasons why.. anw thanks for ur advice!

    Regards :)

  3. Jason Ho on February 25th, 2007 3:07 pm

    too late for this reply?

    hmm..yeah I second Jasmine’s advice there (of course now you would have already know it…). I did have that problem with wordpress and after some photo resizing, I didn’t encounter such problems anymore… on to other problems… :P

  4. Rachit on February 25th, 2007 5:24 pm

    IE design is a pain in the butt. But last time I used Google Analytics to analyze my traffic, 50% of users still used IE to access the site … so it’s stuff that can’t be ignored.

    My suggestion is to find a template which has been around for at least 8-12 months. If the template author posts updates quite frequently, then he’s probably wrinkled out these little bugs.

  5. Calvin on February 25th, 2007 6:41 pm

    Hi Jason!

    nahz it’s never too late.. :)

    Thanks alot ya.. Hope we can break free from all wordpress problems!

  6. Calvin on February 25th, 2007 6:44 pm

    Hi Rachit!

    Yeahz I believe majority still use IE..

    Yup will take your advice into consideration!

    Thanks for visiting dude!

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