HTML Alignment Issue in one machine only (both IE8)

I have the following HTML and CSS code. It works fine in IE8 in one machine; but misaligns in second machine with IE8. What is to be changed in order to correct it?

Note: The misalignment is for the “Logout” text.

Note: The dimension of the image is 214 X 57

Note: Both systems are in same resolution and 100% zoom.

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">

<head id="Head1">

<title>Helpdsk Services Admins Site </title>

<link href="Styles/MasterStyle.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />



<div id="wrapper">

    <div id="container">

        <div class="clear">

            <div id="header">

                <div id="logo">

                    <img alt="logo" src="Images/Logo.png" />


                <div id="titleInfo">

                    <a>Helpdsk Services Admins Site</a>

                    <div id="signOut">

                        <a id="LoginStatus1">Logout</a>











   margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; background: Orange;




   width: 100%; height: auto; text-align:left; margin: 0 auto; background: Orange;




   width: 850px; height: auto; margin: 0 auto; background: white;




   width: 850px; height: 70px; background: white; padding: 0 0 10px 0;




font:bold 18pt Arial; color:#2377D1; width:590px; height:35px; float:left; margin:10px 0 0 10px; 

border-bottom:3px solid #fcda55; padding: 10px 0 0 0; display:inline;




font:bold 9pt Arial;float:right;border-bottom:none;padding: 0px 10px 0 0;display:inline;




   width:200px; height:60px; float:left; margin:0 0 0 20px; display:inline; padding: 10px 0 0 0;




   clear: both;



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Method 1

try to add this meta tag to your head:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

That should prevent the compatibility mode in IE and force the standard mode.

Method 2

The IE has a button for Compatibility View, check if the both are checked. This button change the IE compatibility version.

You can set differents css for differents versions:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/chooser.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" />
<!--[if IE]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/chooser_ie.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" /> <![endif]--> 
<!--[if IE 6]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/chooser_IE6.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" /> <![endif]-->

Method 3

Just change

<a>Helpdsk Services Admins Site</a>

<a style="float:left;" >Helpdsk Services Admins Site</a>

Works for me anyhow (I’ve had this issue before), one way the ie shows misallign, other way, it doesn’t:

PS. If you prefer classes all the time, just make one for you <a> tag.

Method 4

try taking below and put it above <div id="logo">

<div id="signOut">
    <a id="LoginStatus1">Logout</a>

Method 5

Most of the time I see this, the user is slightly zoomed in (or out, but normally in) causing things to be slightly askew.

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