All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
After countless hours of trying to figure out why Internet Explorer is doing this or that different from all the other browsers the most common solution is to add a Doc Type. Never ever forget this. This one little addition solves
90% 75% 60% of the IE problems. It can save you hours and hours of googling and hair pulling. While this is supposed to be in every HTML document, sometimes it’s left out. Whether it’s the designer‘s fault or the developer’s fault it doesn’t matter. It should be put in.
This is the doc type that I use. To me, it is the best one to use because it’s not so strict on the structure and it doesn’t restrict presentational attributes. This should be the very first thing in the html file, before the <html> tag.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN” ” http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd”>