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[Resolved] Pilot Fish, IE 8, and normalize.css

  • Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    This is such a well-designed, nicely coded theme; I’m really surprised that it falls apart in IE 8.

    Can anyone tell me:

    – Whether dropping normalize.css into the code will fix this problem?

    – Whether doing so will create other problems?

    – Where it should go? (In the CSS style sheet? If not, where?)

    THANKS!

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  • Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried validating your site? IE problems are often due to coding errors…

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Validating_a_Website

    In general, adding a bunch of outside CSS code to an existing theme or site would cause major problems…

    Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    No, I hadn’t. :/

    Will do so. Thanks.

    Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    Okay, I have found a few validation issues, but…

    To test whether the IE 8 problem is due to validation issues I’ve created in code tweaks vs just inherent to the template, I started with a separate/different site I’d just installed which still had the default twenty-eleven theme and NO changes at all to content or code. I then installed pilot fish on that site, and immediately have the same problems with the navigation falling apart in IE 8.

    I then dropped the code from normalize.css into the top of that site’s CSS stylesheet, but that isn’t fixing the problem, either.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    IE 8 won’t play nice with a lot of current CSS code — there’s no way around that. It’s a crappy browser… So it may well have problems even with valid code. If you want to use that theme and it uses problematic CSS, you can either recode the CSS or consider adding Conditional Comment CSS which may be able to fix those kinds of problems:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Comment_CSS

    But since I’ve not seen your site, these are all just guesses. If you post a link to it, you may get additional useful help.

    Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    Thanks, yogi.

    Here’s the site I’ve altered: http://s001.janasnyder.com/~blackbea/

    And here’s the fresh site that only has PF theme installed, no other changes: http://s001.janasnyder.com/~lovelybr/

    Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    I have since abandoned pilot fish on http://s001.janasnyder.com/~lovelybr/, after trying three different workarounds, and nothing fixed the header. (Now trying Foto.)

    Anyone who could fix this gets the gold star of the day!

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Probably a good move, jana. A bit disappointing perhaps, but no sense in driving yourself crazy over problems in the theme code, especially if it involves IE — LOL! Hope you find one that makes you happy :).

    Jana

    @janajanasnydercom

    Thought I should follow up…

    Foto ended up not working for me, so I came back to Pilot Fish. That problem w/ IE 8 was persistent, but the author jumped in and helped tirelessly. She said she would try to update the template to solve that problem.

    Bottom line… I would recommend Pilot Fish. Just make sure you check out how it’s working in IE8.

    Here’s the site I built using Pilot Fish: http://blackbearbosin.com/

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Hi Jana – the site looks lovely. Glad you got Dani to help you get IE working – nice job both of you :). Thanks for finishing this thread up too, I’m sure she’ll appreciate it as well.

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