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    WDF Staff George Dolidze's Avatar
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    I designed a site without a doctype declaration, and it looked fine in IE. When I looked at it at home in Chrome, it looks all messed up.
    So I tried adding a doctype, and that made it look messed up in IE also.

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    Why is that....?
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    I see a few things that could cause your issue.

    1) If the doctype actually makes your site look the same kind of weird across the board, it's not the doctype but something in the layout.

    2) The analytics code supplied by your host isn't helping. It's creating an image tag outside of the html.

    3) You've got a logo div inside of an anchor. Block-level elements shouldn't go inside of inline-level elements like that.

    Not sure if any of those in particular is causing your problem, but they should all be fixed.
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    Fixed the anchor around logo, not sure what to do about the host's code though..
    I was thinking that IE defaults to some doctype that other browsers dont? None of the doctypes i tried work. Do you know what IE defaults to if there's no DTD?
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    If you don't use a DOCTYPE, it throws the browser into "quirks mode"
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    Drat. I have to start from scratch using a DOCTYPE then.
    Any tips/rules of thumb to figure out which DTD to use?
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    Here you go George -

    (When in doubt, try Transitional first)
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    Thanks !!
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    At least HTML 5 will only have 1 DTD
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    I await the day!
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    I started holding my breath waiting for the day when HTML5 came out. I stopped when I began resembling Papa Smurf.
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