@Simon Templeton did you think about using free tool to solve your web site error?
here is some info about internet explorer 11, video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKZEw0xHxlg
here is a video about the f12 tool from i.e.11 that can show you how you can use it to solve your web site error. it give you some basic about what the tool can do. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbbjL_Uir24
you can see that fixing error and using best practice can improve web site performance by over 40%: http://www.modern.ie/en-us/article/web-performance-swish-com
here is some tools from the internet explorer 11 test drives.
I recommend f12 adventure. it guide you along to show you how to use the f12 tools you can access it directly with this link: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/F12Adventure/
I also recommend: modern i.e., here is the link: http://www.modern.ie/en-us
I also recommend: internet explorer 11 guide for developer, here is the link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ie/bg182636(v=vs.85).aspx
I also recommend: Compat inspector, here is the link: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/HTML5/CompatInspector/
there is also more free tools out there. if you need to learn htlm5 , css3 , java script, etc... you can try channel 9, here is the link : http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/HTML5-CSS3-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners
there is 21 free course.
also you might like to read this for j-query migrate deprecated: https://github.com/jquery/jquery-migrate/
this was when i.e.7 was coming out. will also say that j-query migrate are used for some deprecated coding that is no longer in use or compatible, and the j-query migrate make those code still work with out having to manualy update the code to the latest version. from what I have read so far. the fact that we are now at i.e.11 more then 5 years later, and that since that time there was some new web standard htlm4, htlm4.1, htlm5 and also some new css3 and java script. that updating and solving error will solve your performance issue when loging on to iq meta. and using the best practice.
experience and enjoy.
simon most of the htlm error are in your side bar: What is iq meta. you have 2 <a> tag and 2<div> overlapping. you could easily solve those by typing them in a proper way. usely you open a sentence like this <a> and end close it like this </a> the error is because you have them write like: open, open, close, close. when it should be: open, close, open, close. if you just solve this part you have 5 less error. just need to type correctly. if you look at channel 9 second lesson you learn about this. also to write this:<a> </a> 2<div> 2</div> so it show right here I add to use some special htlm5 language, if not it would not show on screen. and would be consider a line of code on the web site. to put it simple you have 2 tag in a tag in the same event object and link that is: on the right of the page.: What is iq meta .I know it looks complicated but even complicated things are made of very simple things. also you might try the new htlm5 tag to put thing in the side bar <aside> .
here is what is new in htlm5 you might find it useful.
HTML 5 New Elements
HTML 5 Removes Some Elements
There are also some elements in HTML 4 that will no longer be supported by HTML 5. Most are already deprecated, and so shouldn't be surprising, but a few might be difficult: •acronym •applet •basefont •big •center •dir •font •frame •frameset •isindex •noframes •noscript •s •strike •tt •u
as you can see I have corrected the tag <a> that was in double in this example. you can also click it and you will see that the link is still working.
but I do not have access to the server to do those change you have. since you own that web site.
update: the error is this tag: <a> tag: <a> tag: </a> tag: </a>
it should be type or write like this: tag: tag: <a> tag: </a> tag: <a> tag: </a>
this is the error that I have corrected in the example. you can right click and click view source look at the example what is iq meta. then do the same for the side bar where the error is. and you will see the difference on what is written. yep it is a pain to do view source. try the internet explorer 11, f12 tools it is a lot more easy.
you have to correct double tag: <a> and double tag: <div> is it simple enough?
I found the error reported them, I told you how to fix it, I gave you free tool, and free course, I gave you example. what else do you need?
also: @Simon Templeton if you want I can send you a e-mail if you do not want to talk in here. no need to give it I have found it.
simon the error are still not solved but you have already made a fix since now it takes 1.31s to access iq meta at the place of 3.83s and 5.86s good job for this. solve the error and you will get under 1s(s stand for seconds) in the ms (ms stand for mili-seconds) range. I also did some other analyzing of the web site iq meta and inward quest here is the positive point: you have no memory leak on both of them. inward quest have no error.
update: to explain the Html problem here is what is written:
<h1 align="middle"><a href="http://meta.inwardquest.com/questions/6/what-is-iq-meta">What is IQ Meta?<a/></h1> <br/> </div> </div>
first error: <h1 this should be close like this <h1> after as you can see at the end you have this </div> </div> you only need one to close. like this: </div>
this solve your HTML error. it will probably solve the 5 html error. if not I can retest to see if something else is wrong.
Let me repeat again more clearly because you appear not to have understood what I've previously written on this subject.
IQ Meta is primarily a test site and it has the secondary function of providing an outlet for meta-discussions regarding Inward Quest. Until relatively recently, it was rarely used for any discussions. Because Meta is primarily a test site, we are not interested in optimizing it or fixing anything on it unless it directly interferes with the posting of questions, answers or comments. And it is also quite possible Meta may even break (go offline) for short periods of time while we test out features that may, or may not, eventually make it into the main Inward Quest site.
A few days ago, we activated a memory caching layer between OSQA and the back-end database to insulate Meta better from the underlying slow database server instance. This has led to the site speed on Meta now being acceptable in my eyes and that's as much development effort as we are going to expend on Meta right now. Instead, resources are focused where they should be, which is on the main Inward Quest site. While I understand you are trying to be helpful, your efforts are misplaced in trying to analyze and optimize this test site.
One other thing, everyone involved with the maintenance and development of Inward Quest has significant web development experience already over many years. Copying and pasting the output of automated site analyzers or trying to point us towards basic tools and lessons in web development is of little value. If something is not optimal on Inward Quest (or even Meta), it is likely to have been an intentional decision trading off benefit against cost-of-benefit.
answered Dec 06 '13 at 09:41
Simon Templeton ♦♦
@whitetiger - I have joined META only recently and I have not noticed any performance issues.
Your posts on META seem to imply that Simon does not already know these things. I am fairly certain that Simon, who has run IQ for four years now, and PSITEK it seems for a lot longer, has a pretty good grasp of web site development. And I am even more certain that he knows about basic HTML tag syntax, even I know that and I don't even have a website.
answered Dec 05 '13 at 13:47