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Alignment issues in IE8

  1. I have a form that doesn't show properly in IE8. It should be noted that it works fine in other browsers. Parts of the form are set up with 4 columns (event, name, year and time), but only the event and first name appear...the last name, year and time are left out. Here is a link to the form.
    http://sec.powermediallc.org/department-info/forms/entry-forms/winter/boys-swimming-championships/
    It is password protected with ECADA12.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday January 22, 2013 | Permalink
  2. Well, I haven't checked it out in IE8 yet but your form doesn't look so hot in firefox either.

    http://i.imgur.com/YpRiGAF.jpg

    Does your form look right in the preview window? It looks like you've got some theme inheritance issues here to deal with.

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday January 25, 2013 | Permalink
  3. That's weird because it's fine in IE now, but screwed up in other browsers. I thought I solved the problem. I actually have other similar forms that have don't have any alignment issues. Here is a screenshot of it in IE:

    http://i.imgur.com/IYDMHMi.jpg

    Looks pretty good. To be honest with you, I've never had an issue with the theme before. It all started when I created a 4th column (in an effort to correct the problem I changed it to 3 column). Could the theme be a problem when it shows fine in IE?

    Thanks for your help.

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday January 25, 2013 | Permalink
  4. The issue is a blanket rule in your theme's stylesheet adding padding and margin to all list items. See line line 379 in
    http://sec.powermediallc.org/wp-content/themes/Coach%20Associations%20Theme/style.css

    To fix it, try adding this to your theme's stylesheet:

    [css]
    body .gform_wrapper ul li,
    body .gform_wrapper ol li {
      margin:  0 0 0 0;
      padding: 0 0 0 0;
    }

    That took care of a lot of it for me. Screenshot: http://minus.com/lEszrClu3LTvq

    Also, to ensure the form looks the same or at least similar across all browsers, work on validating your XHTML: http://validator.w3.org/ You'll have to remove the password, or view the source of the page after viewing it in your browser, then pasting that in to validate that code.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday January 30, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Thanks Chris!!! This fixed the issue.

    Your support is second to none!!!!

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday February 1, 2013 | Permalink

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