Images Not Displaying in IE, Displaying in Firefox

Ever experienced a problem when regular image HTML code is displaying images in firefox but not displaying in internet explorer? If you are facing the same problem then consider taking care of following points:

  • Do not name images as ‘banner’. This can cause problems with some antivirus software or browser add-on.
  • validate the html document and css file. You can lose a lot of time trying to fix something when there are errors in your code.
    W3C Validator – HTML
    W3C Validator – CSS
  • Check for valid code – make sure all tags are closed.
    You may have neglected to close an element, or perhaps you meant to “self-close” an element, that is, ending it with “/>” instead of “>” in case of XHTML
  • Check that ‘show pictures’ option is enabled in IE.
    Go to tools > Internet Options > Multimedia > Show Pictures

2 thoughts on “Images Not Displaying in IE, Displaying in Firefox

  1. Pete

    That is so much basics that one wouldn’t even read it anymore.

    Why you would pop up with such an answer (you can read the same copied content a thousand times all over the net) only proves that GOOGLE doesn’t work anymore, just as little as Microsoft and IE and all the rest of the rubbish!

    Man, you’re in my throw away drawer!

  2. Vicky

    I had the same problem. After reading this, I went back and checked my code. Sure enough, I had left the “/>” off all the pics. I had put ” at the end of every third picture, so Internet Explorer was picking up every third picture. I don’t know why it worked in Firefox, I guess the developers anticipated sloppy code and programmed the browser to take care of it.
    So even though the answer does sound sort of like a canned answer, it is definitely the correct answer.

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