Effect of Browser on Twentytwelve front page widgets (8 posts)

    Posted 3 years ago #

    To those who use twentytwelve:

    In my TwentyTwelve child, when I use IE 8.0, the first and second front page widgets do not line up alongside of each other. (They line up vertically, filling only the left hand side of the page.)

    When I use Mozilla, they line up perfectly alongside of each other.

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    IE8 is not a compliant browser...

  3. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This plugin may help http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/respondjs/ for lack of responsiveness.
    It circumvents IE8's failure to read Media Queries by using Polyfills in JavaScript.

  4. wp_sam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alternatively you can create a css file for IE explorer.

    Posted 3 years ago #


    Thank you for your responses, suggestions, and explanations -- and I thought it was me that had goofed......

  6. leejosepho
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use a different template than yours and have the Main Sidebar showing rather than the Front Page Widget Areas on my two Twenty Twelve sites, but I had your kind of problem with widgets in the Sidebar until I began using the IE CSS3 Support plugin. So, that might be another option for you if the one Andrew mentioned might not do everything you wish.

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, leejosepho, for the additional insights -- I will look at that option too.

    While I will confine myself to using Mozilla, I worry whether visitors to my prospective web-site who use MS IE will see a distorted Front Page, so I need to install a fix just in case.

  8. leejosepho
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here is something else I needed:

    Plugin Name: IE8 PwrdFix
    Description: Makes typing appear in the Password Box during IE8 Login
    Version: 0.1
    License: GPL
    Author: _CK_
    Author URI: http://ckon.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/how-to-fix-internet-explorer-8/
    /* function fix_ie8
    # in use as of 01/02/2012 as "IE PwrdFix" (plugin)
    # from: http://ckon.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/how-to-fix-internet-explorer-8/
    # Make a mini-plugin out of it and activate.
    #(you might be able to put it into functions.php if that executes before other data is sent but I am uncertain) */
    function fix_ie8() {
    if (strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'],"MSIE 8")) {header("X-UA-Compatible: IE=7");}
    /* add_action('bb_send_headers','fix_ie8'); // for bbPress */
    add_action('send_headers','fix_ie8'); // for WordPress
    /* end of function fix_ie8 */

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