I have managed to get the resize script woking properly in Internet Explorer. IE does not adhere to the standard DOM event of element.addEventListener instead, it uses element.attachEvent, mostly the same thing, except a bit less handy, and of course, it behaves differently than every other browser.
IE browsers account for 30% of the visits to the new WERC site. Now at least they will see the pages as they intent, and Katey Walter’s long standing request to have links to her publications section will actually show up.
The whole point of this little adventure was to take advantage of user’s wide screens. Running script can be observed at https://ine.uaf.edu/werc/people/katey-walter-anthony/
I am also going to get Katey’s pages moved from under /CEM to the new WERC.