Something in IE6 is preventing the main copy box expanding downwards to reveal the content. Any ideas anyone? I’ve tried various combinations of float and expanding options to no avail.
I assume it’s something to do with how WebYep injects the contents into the placeholders to construct the page, as other similar sites I’ve done with a box model but without WebYep, render fine in IE6: http://www.peterwardhomes.co.uk/demo/index.html
Of course it could equally be something stupid I’ve done!
Something’s goofy in your code. I sometimes find that if I have my width’s set to auto then IE6 doesn’t understand them. For instance your CSSMenu has a width set to auto and height set to auto. Give it the full width and give it an undefined height. You may also run into it that you have to float your menu left, but clear both. Strange things work out that way.
Also you might want to set your code to be “More Readable” because it’s harder to figure out what the deal is sorting through a giant clump in the middle.
Thanks for that Dan. The preference for code readability was, and still is set for ‘More Readable’ - strange… it appears OK on the non-test site, but on the ‘box-model’ one it is just one clump. Very odd.
I’ve had a go at changing the CSS menu attributes, and trying different float and clear values, but again to no avail. It looks like I’m going to have to go back to a layout that is more tightly defined in terms of box widths and depths - which rather defeats the object of content editing by the user!
I think the problem lies in your initial design structure. For instance everything below the CSSMenu is in an odd paragraph. It’s like a giant run-on sentence. I’m unfamiliar with WebYep so I don’t know how it works but I think the problem lies in your original design.
I could whip up a preview of the home page using the box-model and you can then work with it. Interested?
A huge thanks must go to Max Fancourt, developer of the WebYep action for Freeway, who took the problem I’d been having and solved it in short order.
Part of the problem was trying to keep everything nicely compartmentalised - or boxed in page construction terms - when less complexity in the design of the pages was really needed. The WebYep Image action items on the pages that broke in IE6 didn’t require placing in their own box, they worked without that extra level of ‘tidyness’.