Pilot Fish
[resolved] IE compatibility (15 posts)

  1. hur2000
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I installed your theme! great !
    only one issue, It does not work on IE. I have tried applying several solutions for compatibility issues of CSS files in IE8 but still does not work. any suggestion?

    Thanks a lot!


  2. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What specifically does not work and how does it not?

  3. hur2000
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the CSS style..
    in IE the theme looks diferent than Chrome / Safari
    the alignment / navigation styles /

    anny suggestion? any plugin to solve this? or modifiyng files / code?

    thanks a lot!

  4. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can you post a link to a screenshot of what looks different and annotate here the issue?

  5. hur2000
    Posted 3 years ago #


    and this is the site http://nextstep-go.com/viajes-al-exterior/

    in IE9 works fine too! only in IE8 or older I see

  6. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    IETester is known to give false readings occasionally.
    Virtual servers are second-best to the actual browser, try http://browserstack.com

  7. Daniel Zhao
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi hur2000 and Andrew,

    Sorry for the late response, I just saw this thread. I have Windows7 on my home computer, and I did check my theme in IE(maybe that's a higher version), and it worked fine. Now I only have Ubuntu so I don't have IE installed. I know a javascript, respond.js https://github.com/scottjehl/Respond that can make IE work with media queries. However since I don't have IE, I cannot verify this. Maybe you can try add respond.js to the <header> section of your site. I'll add this script to the next update of my theme too (if it works).

  8. derandyk
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I also use the Pilot Fish Theme for my Homepage.

    Within my company I'm forced to use Internet Explorer, Version 8.0

    If I'm trying to open the site I also see different things not working. The Header Font is not shown correctly. Also the site navigation doesnt work properly.

    Unfortunately I guess I'm not the only one who is forced to work with old browsers... Excuse me, I'm not a web designer.



  9. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #


    You're much more likely to receive help when creating your own thread, rather than posting on a 1-month-old thread.

    Also if you're not contributing to the original poster, you should create your own thread.

  10. davidMR
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Internet explorer 8 does'nt support HTML 5 like nav you will need to change it for <div id="access"> - your code -</div> , I'm looking for a function to get the browser name and version and detect IE 8 and lower to change the HTML5 tags for HTML4.1 but it will need change some CSS3 too.

  11. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You don't need to change HTML5 elements, there are plenty of scripts (including CSS) to normalize HTML5 to work on all browsers. They basically consist of displaying block HTML5 elements.

    The most popular tool for this is Boilerplate.

  12. davidMR
    Posted 2 years ago #

    one solution will be this :
    Java script

    if(navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer" && navigator.appVersion > 8){
    //action for upper version than a IE8 }
    else {
    //action for lower version than IE( }

    It's just a tip.

    [Moderator Note: Please post code or markup snippets between backticks or use the code button. As it stands, your code may now have been permanently damaged/corrupted by the forum's parser.]

  13. davidMR
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Example in php code :
    $browser = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];
    $browser = substr("$browser", 25, 8);
    if ($browser == "MSIE 6.0"){
    // action to exec for IE6


  14. derandyk
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey guys,

    thanks so far for your help. I appreciate that very much.
    But as I said: I'm not a webdesigner.

    Could you exactly tell me, WHICH CODE has to be implemented in WHICH FILE on WHICH POSITION?

    Thx so far!


  15. kitpksiri
    Posted 2 years ago #

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