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Squashed images with IE6 (5 posts)

  1. josephwright
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using WordPress (latest stable release) as a CMS for a work related website (http://www.uea.ac.uk/eml). This works fine on most computers, but my boss is still using IE6 on Windows XP. He's seeing a lot of the inline images 'squashed', with the correct horizontal size but the wrong vertical one. Some of these issues disappear on reloading, others do not.

    I've had a trawl around for a fix in general CSS terms, but all that comes up is ensuring there is a proper DTD in the pages to avoid quirks mode. That should be fine, so I'm at a loss as to what to do. Any ideas?

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    He really needs to update his browser. It's almost 10 years old!

    You could try looking at conditional comment CSS targeted at IE6 but it's a dreadful browser to try and support. Most professional developers don't bother these days.

  3. josephwright
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I know, but he's concerned that a lot of other people will also still use IE6 and so it is not just a local issue.

  4. josephwright
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I should add that what I don't know is what to target to fix the problem, hence asking here. I'd imagined that the core WordPress themes would be 'IE6-safe', as my impression is that there is a large body of work on working round IE6 bugs.

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    he's concerned that a lot of other people will also still use IE6

    Show him these?
    http://mashable.com/2010/06/01/ie6-below-5-percent/
    http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php

    I don't know is what to target to fix the problem

    With IE6, it's always a CSS issue. It's CSS box model was totally broken. Very few (if any?) up-to-date WP themes will support IE6.

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