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Theme Breaking out in IE 6 and IE 7 (11 posts)

  1. nuovohost
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello All,
    I have recently designed a restaurant site for one of my client. The theme is working fine in Firefox and IE 8, for IE 7 and IE 6 the theme is breaking apart. I have contacted the theme creator, but yet to receive any response and solution for it.

    Can anyone help me out of this mess, please?

    Many thanks in advance for your help.

  2. Josh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would recommend serving a stripped down stylesheet for anything lower than ie8. The growing consensus is websites don't need to look exactly the same in every browser. Especially IE6 at this point.
    You could work something like this into your theme.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unless you provide a link to a site demonstrating the problem, no one will be able to offer much in the way of specific help.

  4. nuovohost
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  5. nuovohost
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ~builtbynorthby~
    Many thanks for the link. I would look into the IE 6 CSS, however the site I linked above is not working in IE 7!

    Any idea why? I can't figure that out as I am not a programmer, nor an expert web designer.

  6. Josh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What's the name of the theme? Where would I find it to download?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Start by sorting out the markup errors. Then move onto the CSS errors.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Validating_a_Website

    If you still have problems with older versions of IE once the site is valid, you might want to consider adding some conditional comment CSS.

  8. nuovohost
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The name of the theme is carbonified from the link below:

    http://www.paddsolutions.com/?s=carbonified

    I have modified the theme to fit in a restaurant site.

    ~Esmi~
    Many thanks indeed, for the help. I will try to follow your advice now.

  9. Josh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The carbonified theme demo is just as broken in IE7.

  10. nuovohost
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ~Josh~
    What shall I do in such case?

  11. Josh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's a tough situation you're in, because the theme you're using was broken from the start. Esmi gave some solid advice to validate then (if necessary) use some conditional hacks to get ie7 and ie6 to look better.

    Here's the html validator results: http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fsaffronorpington.co.uk%2F
    You'll want to go through the template files and fix those errors.

    Here's the css validator results: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css21&warning=0&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fsaffronorpington.co.uk%2F
    The vendor specific errors are benign (i.e. moz-border radius does not exist). However, the errors listed under layout.css should be given attention since you're having layout problems.

    The theme author must not have done the browser testing or validating and now it's on you.

    In the future, you should probably stick to themes from the WordPress.org theme repository, especially the newer ones since they are inspected very carefully by the theme review team.

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