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[resolved] My fluxipress site looks awful in Internet Explorer - fixes? (22 posts)

  1. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I just installed the fluxipress theme on http://www.santesson.dk. Looks beautiful on Macs, Ipads, Iphones but awful in Internet Explorer. Anything I can to to fix it? Or will I need to find another theme? Thanks!!

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Which version of Internet Explorer is this regarding?

  3. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Internet Explorer 8 - and maybe more versions.

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

  5. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Thanks! Still not working though. Installed the plugin, activated and reopened IE browser to look at the site again.

  6. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    What specifically is wrong, can you provide some imagery illustrating it too?

  7. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Is it possible to upload screen dumps here? The problem is:
    - the header (title) and menu is in ordinary small text
    - the posts on the front page don't have any distance between them. They are all cramped tightly together and the text in the posts are also too cramped incl the distance between the text lines. This is also the case in the posts when you click at them.

  8. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Following bullit #2 above: It is like there is no margin in the posts on the front page

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    You can link to screenshots http://snag.gy

  10. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Have uploaded it to the website on this link:
    http://www.santesson.dk/IE8

    Will also try snag.gy

  11. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    snag-gy doesn't work on this computer - a java problem it seems (not that I know). But you should be able to see it on the link above. I have postet a screen dump of both front page and a post.

  12. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I think the issue is to do with IE8 and below not supporting rem measurements.

  13. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Meaning that it is best to change the theme?

  14. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    or is there a good fix?

  15. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    It's a lot of work, there are 105 occurrences where rems are used in the style.css file. You can still use rems but you'll need to substitute them with something like ems.

    If you wanted to do this work, or someone else did, then you'd need to create a Child Theme or use a Custom CSS plugin to hold your CSS modifications.

    Your CSS modifications will consist of those 105 styles with the equivalent 'em' measurements.

  16. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    wauv.... Not a programmer - very much an amateur. Think I can manage to set up a child theme - seems fairly straight-forward. Sorry if this is a silly question: Is it then a matter of finding the style.css file (in file manager - or in the wp editor?) and replacing "rem" with "em" a 105 times - or how do I identify the 105 occurances?

  17. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Found this on the internet on em and rem:
    Rems are great but they require a px fallback for IE8. Still, they can be very useful where em inheritance is causing issues.

  18. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    They don't require a pixel fallback, the fallback can be in a range of measurements.

  19. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Andrew, big thanks for helping me out here. I have been building a site for friend of mine and it would be wonderful to make it work properly.

    I'll be going to bed now - it's the middle of the night - but will look here again tomorrow.
    Thanks!

  20. lejldk
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Messages just crossed. Still here for 3 minutes and then off to bed.

  21. Michael Kloepzig
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    As Andrew said, there's no way to support IE8 without investing a lot of time. Which i'm not willing to do. I mean, come on, IE8 is vintage. This theme is aimed at modern browsers (and IE9/10).

  22. EWright123
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I LOVED your theme. It was perfect for my site. But, I had to go with another one because of the backward compatibility issue. It was displaying incorrectly not only in IE 8, but also in Firefox. Would have been fantastic, but I have to support my customers.

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