Internet Explorer Crashing/Close and Reopen the Tab
This makes no sense, am thinking the best plan is to just start the site again from scratch!
and 'Tweetcrete - 1.6.0', although I've removed the last two from the site. The guys who created the site made up a theme of their own.
From what I've figured since posting this, the issue is specific to Internet Explorer 8 and compatibility mode, which was introduced with internet explorer 8. The customer also mentioned that he had just installed IE8 when he started seeing the problem.
If you go to 'page' then 'compatibility view settings' and select 'display all websites in compatibility view' then this removes the problem, IE no longer crashes when I search for the site in Google, so I assume this is what the problem is. Finding out what's wrong with the site to cause the issue is not so easy though. I've run the site throughhttp://validator.w3.org/ to check the code is all good, I had to fix a couple of issues (and also remove Tweetcrete) but my now 'valid' pages still cause this problem. I ran a similar css validator and turns out there are several issues with the site, mostly resulting from the template the guys created and none that are a quick fix. There are several suggestions on the web for ways to force compatibility mode for your website (adding code to the head of each page etc.), I tried a couple but they didn't make a difference.
However, looks like you are on a live site, so my previous suggestion is no longer applicable.
If you were in Chrome or Firefox, I would say 'look at the developer console'.
You could argue that the reason for compatibility mode is to enable sites to be viewed in IE when IE crashes out.
You say "IE no longer crashes ..... search in Google", so are you sure it is the site, and not Google that IE is struggling with?
I believe it's due to the "advanced slider" addon - although reporting it to the developer hasn't been much help. Same problem on 4 PCs in our house - none of which use IE on a regular basis (you *will* use Firefox, children) so unlikely to be flaky addons etc.
Only seems to be WinXP and IE8. Removing the advanced slider block and everything is happy. But boring! ;)
<head> <?php Loader::element('header_required'); ?>
I.e. the element is loaded *directly* after the html <head> tag, the problem went away. I had a couple of CSS links in there before. Seems explorer can't hack it, but other browsers work fine, and the w3c validator was also happy.