Blogger & Internet Explorer

I wanted to share some information with all of you this morning regarding an ongoing issue between blogger and Internet Explorer. For some blogs, everything works perfectly when viewed in Internet Explorer. For other blogs, not so much. The question is why and who is to blame.

The problem is not just with Blogger but WordPress, Edublog, Adobe Flash, and perhaps other programs as well. 

You can read more about this issue here:
Blogger and IE Problems - Please Read
How is your blog looking in Internet Explorer?
Internet Explorer 9 Incompatible with HTML
Internet Explorer and Operation Aborted
Reported Issues with Flash Player 10.3 annd Internet Explorer 9

How do we fix it? That is a great question!

For some blogs, no fix is needed. The best advice, it to choose an alternate viewer such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. There are no issues with these browsers.

After doing hours of research, there have been many suggested fixes to this problem and sometimes they work. At least for a few weeks and then the problem seems to represent itself.  Most of the solutions seem contradictory and what works for one (keeping all software up to date) does not work for another (don't upgrade past IE8).

HBBD wants your design to look its best in any browser you choose to use. As soon as a permanent fix is found for this issue, any designs we have created that have an issue in IE, we will apply the fix for free. Until then, we are doing our best to make your design look as good as possible. =)


  1. Out of curiosity, I went and checked out my blog on IE, wowie, it does make a difference!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  2. Hi, probably our entry may be off topic but anyways, I have been surfing around your blog and it looks very professional. It’s obvious you know your topic and you appear fervent about it. I’m developing a fresh blog plus I’m struggling to make it look good, as well as offer the best quality content. I have learned much at your web site and also I anticipate alot more articles and will be coming back soon. Thanks you.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer Support

    1. Kevin -

      We are hoping to offer more articles in the future but that may have to wait until next summer as both Erika and I are teaching full time. Is there any topic in particular that you would like more information on?

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  4. When I go to my blog posts on IE9, I see the template outline but not the posts. Is this the type of issue you are seeing or hearing about with IE9? When I use Firefox or my Mac, everything is fine.

    1. Hi Beth -

      The problems with Internet Explorer seem to be on going. When one bug is fixed another appears. The main issues we have been having is with sidebars not appearing correctly. This is not a problem for Chrome or Mac. Firefox does have occasional issues but are quickly fixed by Modzilla. I have seen the disappear post issue in firefox as well. At this time, there is no code fix for that or the other issues. It has to come directly from IE.


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