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Old 12-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
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We're stumped. We just launched a redesigned site yesterday, and the main content area isn't placed correctly if compatibility mode is on in IE 8. Looks fine in all other browsers. Any ideas?

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/

   
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No longer stumped, just typical IE shenanigans (since the pages work in every other browser we tested in...) We just reduced the content area by a percentage or two.

   
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Probably the box model differences in compatibility mode - and as you found out, a pixel or em here and there can work wonders. (For future reference.)

On a different topic; have you considered adding a bit more leading to your body copy? Verdana looks awfully dense in long paragraphs because of its relatively large x-height. I would imagine that those who have trouble reading might find your Environment home page difficult, for example. (I hope I am not speaking out of turn here.)
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