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Last Updated: Thursday February 8 2018 - 06:02:29

Site Check: resizing issue with menu

Poster: scargin
Dated: Friday August 8 2003 - 8:38:46 BST

I am currently building a site for a client and have noticed that on loading the menu height appears larger than it should. I have noticed this on IE 5.5. But it currently appears OK in IE 6.

If the page is reloaded it then resizes to the current height.

The page is located at

The site is developement but if possible I would like to know if anyone else sees this issue and if so, do you have any hints on fixing it.

Thanks in advance Stuart

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Friday August 8 2003 - 9:48:01 BST

I checked it with IE 5. At first it looked big, but as soon as I put the mouse on one of the links it went to normal size. And, no, I would have no idea why it does that, only thought to give you more info.


Poster: John
Dated: Monday August 11 2003 - 20:23:04 BST

This is just a guess, but I'd move your menu calls up to immediately after the <body> (very first items - this is where they typically are). My thoughts are you're calling a lot of page before the menu even gets a chance to get started, and this might be messing it up in the older browser (as you said, IE6 works OK).

Poster: scargin
Dated: Tuesday August 12 2003 - 1:47:20 BST


I have moved the javascript to just below the body tag but I am not sure whether it the issue is still occurring. My development machine running IE 6 doesn't show up the issue.

If anyone could check to see if it is still visible it would be very much appreciated.

Stuart Cargin

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Sunday August 17 2003 - 6:36:12 BST

I checked it with IE5 and the menu sizes fine, also sizes fine in netscape 4.79 [ though I only use it to check thing not surf] and it looks fine in Opera 6. [I must have finally got the opera setting right :roll: ]

Ruth :D

Poster: gremlin
Dated: Tuesday September 9 2003 - 4:29:09 BST

Just as an interesting note, I am running IE 6 SP2 on WinXP and the first time I went to the page, it loaded with extra space below the menu that is not supposed to be there. I went looking for a problem like this as I am having a similar issue on my site ( When I closed the browser and opened again, though, it came out fine. Odd, right?

Poster: scargin
Dated: Tuesday September 9 2003 - 6:03:29 BST

I am surprised that you are seeing the extra space as it was fixed a while ago.

The problem was fixed by specifying the widths and heights of images in the menu i.e.

The main menu item:
"<img src=scripts/menu_sq_Blue1.gif border=0>&nbsp;home","default.htm onbordercolor=D5FF0F;offbordercolor=AFD500;",,,0

was fixed by adding:

,"<img src=scripts/menu_sq_Blue1.gif border=0 height=10 width=19>&nbsp;home","default.htm onbordercolor=D5FF0F;offbordercolor=AFD500;",,,0

Hope this helps,