Problems llogging in and how the site looks in IE 8

When I use ie rather than Chrome, I can't log in. I found a post that said to check the remember me box and then I was able to. Is this a known issue or is there  a patch for it ? Also in IE a number of things are "off" or out of place a bit. For instance the login screen, where it looks perfect in Chrome and firefox, the words are kind of overlapping the input boxes as well as a couple other things like that inside the program. Has anyone else had this problem or know of a fix?

Thank you