IE5’s mental cache

February 24th, 2003

A visual representation of the IE5 layout problem

I now have a better visual representation of the problem I mentioned a couple of days ago. If you look at the screenshot above, you will see the endless scrolling that occurs before the site content loads. I think this problem is largely an IE5 (PC) issue. To solve it, clear your browser cache and delete all the ‘temporary internet files’. Then use this link. If it’s still not right, click on the #2 that is in the top menu. Then click on the #1 to get the old style back. If the site is stored in your favourites, delete it and then save it again.

If you still can’t get it to load properly, let me know.


6 Responses to “IE5’s mental cache”

  1. Shay

    Now if only Shay Speaks would stop redirecting me to the old message site. When I go there the moveable type logo of “Shay Speaks” in amber letters appears and 5 seconds later I am redirected to the old message board version. :o(

  2. Shay

    And now this comments page has the scroll bar thing happening……

  3. Guy

    Shay, clear your cache. Delete temportary internet files, history the lot! Then go to this url:

    Make sure you have the question mark on the end – this will force the browser to get the most recent version. I will also delete the index.htm file to make doubly sure you arn’t going to get that again!

  4. Guy

    It’s working for me! You have serious browser issues man. Delete the link to your site from your favourites. The explicity url is Make sure it aint pointing to index.html – that would be what’s screwing you up.

    This comments page now has the scrolling issue? Jesus christ i though your cache was cleared out now? Anyway, I’ve posted to with the hope that somebody may have a solution. Don’t hold your breath…

  5. Guy

    I think this problem may be solved now. In order to make IE5(PC) display the page as it should, I have added the clear:both css attribute to the header and footer. They no longer float left. If this did not work for you, please let me know.

    You can follow my progress here:

  6. Guy


    It would seem that this article ( on Digital Web goes some way to explaining the IE5 float problem. Non techies might want to avoid this. I’ll summarise it in a later post.