Forms in Internet Explorer

For all you web developers who may be out there and interested – I’m working hard to ensure that the next version of Stickymap has greater cross-browser support.  Today I found that the <form> element of HTML works differently in Internet Explorer than from other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox.

On IE, a lot of blank space is left above and below the form.   On Firefox, the form is treated like any other block element.

In order to fix the IE spacing problems with forms and to make it behave more like Firefox, I just added the following lines to my style sheet:

form {
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;

3 Responses to “Forms in Internet Explorer”

  1. Bob says:

    When I try to use Stickymap with Firefox, I can see all placed markers on an all gray screen, no street – map, no photo – map.
    So I always IE 7.0 for Stickymap. Yes, it’s true after placing a marker, the U-I map is up in a window off-sreen in a window that is about six times as long (vertical) as the screen. …Not such a biggie problem.

    My biggest problem with the current U-I is this:
    After clicking the “radio button” for “A building, store, or a specific location”, it takes 15 to 20 seconds to populate the pop-up with ALL ~110 icons. With the previous U-I all icons did not need to show up at once, and was quicker before the latest change. I am using Verizon DSL.

    All or nothing.
    When zooming into a map from a wider view, I see no icons at all (not the “most important” (4~3)) and the box “No more markers to be revealed here. See them now!” I click the box and then all show. Is this because of a slow refresh rate?
    Or perhaps something to work on is for some markers (4~3) begin to show based on the “The importance level will determine the number of times you can zoom out from…” step.

  2. Max says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve never seen Stickymap fail with firefox. Are you on a Mac by any change? I want to get this bug sorted out.

    I think that IE 7 is a good browser to use as well. It seems to do a good job loading the icon selector. IE 6 on the other hand takes a long time to load the icon selector and sort of freezes up while it’s waiting. We’re planning to do some performance upgrades to work on that in the next month.

    The box with the number of markers beneith is probably loading slowly. That’ll be something else we can look at. For sure, we should at least be able to have a message that says it’s loading when it’s not up to date.

  3. Cory says:

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