Cascading Style Sheets

A little bit of IE trouble


Hey all - great forum you have here. I wish I was more of an expert to help others out more.

In any case, I have done a lot of coding to build my site --- it is a redesign of my original site. Everything is working well, except of the layout in IE and Safari. In chrome and firefox, layout is perfect. However, the layout is consistenly off for ie/safari. I know I need to add some sort of padding/margin somewhere to make this fit properly. Where though?

Site validates perfectly.

Thanks guys!

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