Tagged: doctype IE div
Let me preface this post by saying I am not a web design expert, I am on the very low end of intermediate so bear with me.
I am using the crystal theme and have customized it to have 3 widget areas in the middle section where originally it was just one. The issue I am running into is that in Firefox it floats the widget areas side by side as it should. However, when I view it in IE, it stacks the widget areas.
After doing some research and finding a few suggestions outside of these forums the consensus was that it's a doctype issue. I was told that IE treats the <div> tag differently than other browsers. It was suggested that I add <!DOCTYPE html> to the beginning of my home.php file. I tried this and it fixed the issue.
Not being an expert on doctypes (or what they even do), I have the following questions.
1. Why did this fix the issue?
2. Will using the <!DOCTYPE html> create different issues with the child theme or genesis functionality
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