Fix – Internet Explorer 8 (IE) not rendering sites correctly
As is not uncommon in the web development world, I was so mad at IE I was ready to delete my bootcamp partition off my Mac and microwave my windows 7 disc. I was working on a website and it would render fine in any browser but IE. As it turns out, IE thought it should be in compatibility mode. Here’s the fix – a meta declaration:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />
You tell IE to render in its version 8 rendering engine. For those daring enough, you can replace
edge. However, you can never tell what bugs will be in future versions of IE.
A List Apart has a good and thorough article on doctypes and rendering in IE 8.
Sources: A List Apart