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    Hello WebDesignForums!

    This will be my first post and I appreciate in advance any responses.

    I recently launched the first website I am proud to call my own. It could use a few improvements, but for the time being it seems to work well. However, It seems like my website will not load in IE.

    http://www.nicoletnelson.com

    Does anyone know why this problem is arising?

    Thanks for your time!

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    Start by declaring a DOCTYPE.

    It isn't that it stops loading. It's just so disjointed and misaligned that a lot of the page renders outside of the viewport.
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    thats strange. why would that be happening? and how can you tell?

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    I agree, you need a DOCTYPE, and some other stuff as well. Try putting this at the very beginning of the code, before anything else,
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    And replacing the <html> tag you have there right now with:
    [COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)]
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    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
    [/COLOR]



    Also, try to put your Google Analytics code right before the </body> tag at the bottom of the page - this will help with load time.

    Once you've made those changes, check the page and re-post the results here. If there are still problems (hint: like putting your styling into a separate CSS file) we'll help as much as we can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tehshyt, post: 204833
    thats strange. why would that be happening? and how can you tell?
    I scrolled sideways and found the menu. Then, I looked at the code. If the code downloads, and the browser recognizes it, it will render somewhere.

    Right now, IE is running in quirks mode because you have no DOCTYPE declared. It is very likely this is at least a large part of your problem.
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    I added the DOCTYPE declaration as per alphamare's request. There doesn't seem to be any change.

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    When you don't know what's wrong with a page, the first place to look is an HTML validation tool. I'm not sure what exactly is causing the first error in particular (I'm guessing the CSS in the tags somehow), but I'm thinking that's causing your issue.

    Your site also looks very different in IE8 and 7, and I'm thinking at least some of the root cause of that is your use of the <center> tag. This is a deprecated tag, which means you really shouldn't be using it anymore. Use margins and text-align: center; in CSS to accomplish the same purpose.

    Those would be the two places I'd look to start with.
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