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Travel Forums System Talk White space over first half of blog page

1. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 10y

Hi again Techie Folk,

I've just updated my blog ( and for some reason the formatting has gone awry; the top half of the page is just blank space!

I deleted, recreated and resubmitted the blog entry just in case, but the same thing happened again.

Any ideas as to how I can restore normality to my blog?

Thanks once again,

Andy Moore

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Hey Andy, it looks fine to me. Is it still the case, and if so, what browser are you on?? That'll help in figuring out what caused this!



3. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 10y

Hi Sam,

thanks for the quick response. I actually typed up my last blog entry on an ancient Windows 98 box running IE 6.0.2800.1106

All of the display settings options have been locked down by the owner so maybe my blog just appears flawed on this particular machine.

I have been playing around with thumbnails and photos and wondered if this might have contributed to the problem, but as you're telling me it looks okay to you I'll wait until I get to another PC to double check.

Anyway, just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, the problem I see is that the blog title appears fine, and then there is a large area of blank space before the blog entry itself begins about halfway down the page.

Thanks again for your help so far.

Kind regards,


4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y


I believe he must be using IE, as I'm seeing the same thing in my IE. I remember this had happened before during the development stage of the blog feature. Apparently, there was a problem with the CSS and Peter (or was it Sander?) managed to fix it.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Sounds like a CSS issue which has to do with Internet Explorer (typical for an inferior browser like Explorer actually :) ).

I am pretty sure it should be working in 6.0 though, so I'll have Peter check as I don't have a PC available...

For those using an up to date browser it looks fine!



6. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y

I'm using IE6, btw.

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5906 posts) 10y

Ok, I found the problem; typically, it's an IE bug.

The thing causing the problem was the link in that entry, which is wider than the box it is contained in (and because there are no spaces in it, it can't break the box). In Firefox, a scrollbar appears to deal with it (which is what we told it to do). IE just ignores all conventions and decides to try expand the box, causing these problems.

Anyway, there is a nasty hack using some proprietary IE code to work around it which I've applied, so it should look fine now.

Though personally, I'd also advise you to shorten the URL displayed. You can do so by using some different text between the [url] tags. If that makes sense..

Sorry for the rambling

8. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 10y

Hi Peter,

thanks for leaping to the rescue once again! Advice heeded - in future I shall keep my URLs to a sensible length so as not to upset (censored) IE.

I'll try not to bother you chaps again for a while now...

Best regards,


9. Posted by Peter (Admin 5906 posts) 10y

No problem. And thanks for bothering us. It helped to fix something that undoubtedly would creep up again in the future.