Stylesheet problem with IE7+8


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Tim

Posted: 11/25/2012
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Hello,

I have created a website template with Artisteer v4.0.0.58475 Standard Edition. It looks good in Firefox, Chrome and also in IE8 when using document mode IE9 and Browser mode IE9.

Unfortunately IE8 and IE7 seems to lack compatibility to my stylesheet as they do not show background images or transparency as they hopefully should do.

Is there anyone out there who can help me? What other information do you need?

Website is still in development, but already visible on http://dev.reiber.firma.cc

Thank you very much in advance!
Regards,
Tim
 
Tim

Posted: 11/26/2012
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Unglood, thank you very much for you reply (and your time :-)).

I would really like to fully agree, but unfortunately there are thousands of IE8 computer out there. Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft with any newer Internet Explorer version.

I could focus on IE8 and upwards. But this still means that I will have to create another template for IE8 only?

If so, do your know if Artisteer v3 is capable of creating IE8 templates? Do you think its possible to import a v4 template in Artisteer v3? Think I will give it a try.
Perhaps its also possible to hack the IE9 template with some little tricks to make it mainly IE8 compatible?

Anyway, thanks a lot for your help. I really appreciate your frank talk!
 
Tim2

Posted: 11/26/2012
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I have tried some hacking to make the website IE8 compatible... and it works.

What I've tried is to sort out the specific problems with IE8 and the stylesheet. I have created a particular workaround for the specific problems, i.e. background images not shown because of usage of background-image: {url(image1), url(image2) -> I splitted them into one for the outer header div and one for the logo -> Overriding with a manually created div with its own style for a single background image (nested in if lte ie8 tags).
Also added alpha opacity for the body to make the site background image shining through the body bgd-color.

Therefor it was less than a hour work to produce a result which is good enough for my oppinion.
 
Toni

Posted: 11/29/2012
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Does anyone know how we could possibly add some code (a pop up) informing visitors to update their browsers! On another note, with this new Windows 8 I'm sure many will now upgrade which will also update the browsers! ;-)
 
Toni

Posted: 12/1/2012
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Thanks Gary. Just thought I'd ask as this could be relevant to the topic. I'll Google and if I find something good add it back in this post.
 
rowby

Posted: 12/20/2012
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Hi Tim

Can you post an example of your css and html that deals with these issues, including how the css or html or javascripit (or whatever you use) "sniffs" which browser to serve your ie8 modified content for Artisteer 4.....

Quote Tim2:

I have tried some hacking to make the website IE8 compatible... and it works.

Therefor it was less than a hour work to produce a result which is good enough for my oppinion.