Blog Tip- Check Your Blog in Different Browsers

It is 1:30 AM and like a silly fool I am still awake. I have been wrestling with Internet Explorer because for some reason the comment box gets pushed down to the bottom of the page. This is an issue because people who use IE to read my blog sometimes think that there is no way to comment. That is not true but few if any will take the time to try and find the missing comment box.

There are no issues with Chrome or Firefox that I am aware of but it is always worth checking the way your blog looks in different browsers because they aren’t always uniform in how they render the page. It is an important part of trying to maintain a user friendly blog.

I expect to update the blog with something new later today but in the interim I have to get some sleep. Two quick comments before I go. My submission for the Red Dress Club is on my other blog today. It is a piece of Flash Fiction titled The Sea Calls.

If you haven’t entered my giveaway you should look into doing so over here. It is free to enter and the prize is so good I use it every night. As we say in the old country, “Lailah tov.’ See you in five or six hours.

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9 Comments

  1. RealMenRealDads June 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    LOL I wasn’t checking the bottom. I was just assuming that something was wrong with my computer, Internet, or the service I use here in Iraqistan :o) Now i know better!

  2. TheJackB June 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Well, we are working on it.

  3. michaelwsuddard June 24, 2011 at 8:43 am

    @TheJackB @michaelwsuddard

    I can live with scrolling all the way to bottom while things are being worked out.

    The seperate issue with the commenting adnd the dleay has another twist.

    Now I can’t see what I type until either 5-10 seconds has gone by orunitl I hit the “Enter” key to start a new line.

  4. TheJackB June 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

    @EveOne Hi Eve, thanks for stopping by. I am not an expert on web development and standards but I know that there are some inconsistencies and a number of issues that impact how a page is rendered.

    It is tough to try to build a site that services all of them so you end up trying to take care of the majority.

    As for comments, well I use the iceberg theory. Three quarters of it is submerged under water but the part that you can’t see counts for just as much as the rest. Blog readers seem to fall into a similar situation in which most don’t comment, but they still read.

  5. EveOne June 24, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Thanks for this…I get so few comments, but according to the stats I have thousands of views. Something doesn’t add up! I’m always wondering why people don’t say anything, maybe they don’t think they can!

    In this entry of yours I had to scroll waaaayyy down the page, through miles of blank nothingness..it looked like there was no comment box, then at the very end I found it!

    I really do enjoy your blog…lots of good advice and great insights! Thanks so much!

    Eve @ http://www.bcbuddie.blogspot.com

  6. TheJackB June 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

    @michaelwsuddard You are absolutely correct. I spent a significant chunk of time last night trying to figure out what is creating the issue on IE. I checked the width of the sidebars, the content column, widgets and more.

    And I couldn’t get it to work in a way that was satisfactory across all platforms. However my stats show that the majority of my readers do not use IE so I opted for the one that seemed best for most people.

    Haven’t given up on this.

  7. michaelwsuddard June 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

    *SCROLLS MADLY DOWN THE SCREEN TO ENTER COMMENT*

    I would also suggest looking at the blog from different screens if at all possible. I used to check my blog from work and at home. It was funny to see the difference due to screen size and screen resolution to see how everything fit together.

    At one point my website looked great on my laptop at home. But I looked at it at work and thought to myself “what was I thinking?”

  8. benbarden June 24, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Good tip! I’d like to suggest a few more tips for finding and fixing issues on your blog: http://www.quickblogtips.com/262/design-and-layout/tips-for-finding-and-fixing-issues-with-your-blog/

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