Css ie and max_width

Hi all
Does any body know what would be causing my max-width and min-width to be ignored in IE?

FF loves it but IE pushes all my graphics down.

Might have something to do with setting a table and insite using a span class to hold the graphics?

hers a looksie if any one can be asked. Its done my head in.:red:

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    <span id="header_right"><p class="title">Introduction</p></span>
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    <span id="heading">Human resources 1 People at work
    <p class="content"> Welcome to this NZIM paper on People at work.<br></p>
    <p class="header2">In this paper you will explore different workplaces and you will learn how to:</p>
<p class="list_style">Describe the nature of work</p>
<p class="list_style">Analyse work environments</p>
<p class="list_style">Identify factors affecting motivation in the workplace</p>
<p class="list_style">Identify the effects of organisational change on the workplace</p>
<p class="list_style">Manage personal health and safety in the worplace.</p>
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    <br><br>Work is either fun or drudgery.<br>
     It depends on your attitude.<br>I like fun.<br><b>Colleen C. Barrett </b></span>
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