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5/17/2011 3:49 AM

Hello everyone,

I have two main issues with a skin I'm designing. You can take a look at the skin on
The problem is specific to IE9 and Chrome. 

But there are still two issues to be addressed:
1 - the first is about a trailling <td/> on submenu items 

2 - the second one is that once you clicked on the menu all the menu bar is surrounded by
    a solid border, and the style of this border depend on the browser you're usign. This is not
    the case with Firefox 4.

Any help will be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance

NB: this border is orange on Chrome and dotted with IE9

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5/17/2011 7:30 AM
For the first issue you're going to have to revise your styling. You can't use .navMenu .m td as the selector because that styles all td's in the table.

To get your lines around the menu items, try instead to put a line on the left, top and right sides of the whole table and then only put lines on the lower sides of the table cells.

Your second issue is focus outlines. These are used by people who cannot navigate with a mouse and you should leave them in place if the site is meant to be used by everyone. User can tab through all links on the web page and have visual feedback with these outlines. Each browser colours them differently.

For some reason Firefox have decided they don't need them in 4. No idea why... maybe they are hidden away in an accessiblity setting somewhere.

If you want to get rid of them, look up how to style or remove focus outlines.


p.s. I've seldom seen so many different fonts on a single site!
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5/18/2011 2:01 AM

Thanks Robax for your prompt answering. Your suggestions did the trick for the first issue. I'm still working on the second one.
Some peoplle suggest to use a{outline: none} but that doesn't solve the issue; but that's a good starting point for me to already
now what to look for.

Just want to ask  for one annoying issue. When I use IE9 – I get an error:  “one of your forms does not have a name” on the home page – even in compatibility mode. I heard that it's about a problem with JavaScript which looks for a "name" attribute for form.

Do you have any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance.
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5/18/2011 4:08 AM
Yes, make sure you look for a cross-browser solution for removing focus outlines. There are plenty around.

I came across that forms name issue on a random site just today in fact, but I haven't seen it on any of mine. My advice is to run your site in IE8 compatiblity mode for the next few months until all the IE9 issues have been resolved... there are all sorts of minor problems at th moment.

More on that here:

You can put the meta tag in your default.aspx.. just remember it's there if you upgrade DNN... which I don't advise doing these days.
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5/18/2011 4:20 AM
I've just realised it was your site where I can across the issue :)
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