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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    What specifically does not work and how does it not?

    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!

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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

    and this is the site

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

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    Virtual servers are second-best to the actual browser, try

    Theme Author Daniel Zhao


    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 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).


    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.



    Moderator Andrew Nevins



    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.

    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.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    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.

    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.]

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


    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!


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