I just had my younger son help me test my cranky site. It fell apart in IE7; looked great in IE8 (and FF, and Safari, and in FF on Linux). Good to know that IE8 isn’t going to prove as troublesome as its predecessors. More than likely, IE 7 (and earlier) couldn’t cope with my two links styles, but I can’t prove it. I’m now going back to the drawing board and starting with a fresh, empty page and will rebuild my site from scratch because I don’t have the CSS/HTML chops to figure out what choked IE, nor do I have the expertise to figure out a hack.
This will be chalked up as a learning experience. Next time, I’ll have my son test-drive the site before I get too far into its design.
sometimes IEs problem is how you declare your HTML file, what doctype you using? if it is strict, IE should work it the way you want it, if it is transitional, it may be doing what it wants, as it normally goes into its oen quirks mode