The creation of this theme, my first one by the way, was started with the idea of having some fun and experimenting with new techniques. I did learn a lot from it, but now it has turned into one huge Internet Explorer frustration.
Here is my theme, rejected because of lack of IE support: http://www.geertdedeckere.be/lab/themeforest/unfold/
I would love to hear what you think about it. And if anybody has any advice on how to make it work better in IE6 and IE7 , do let me know. After all, I believe some people said it is not that hard… Thanks.
what’s the big deal? Your theme works in IE6 and IE7 , the only thing in IE’s is that it’s not 100% width, so what? that’s not something so drastic, and in IE6 You’ll have to fix transparency. I use unitpngfix.js and it’s great! In both IE’s Your logo get’s cut out, fix that with line-height.
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I haven’t checked it out in IE 6 or 7 but you should make sure it’s 100% compatible in IE 7 . IE 6 on the other hand is a little different. Some think it should still be supported while others disagree and feel it shouldn’t be a requirement.
If you don’t want to support IE 6 though, I don’t think that would be a problem but I would setup the template so that the site doesn’t load in IE 6 and displays a message saying something like IE 6 is outdated and to view your site a browser upgrade is required (or something like that).
Now, having looked at your template (in firefox), you should have no problems making this fully compatible with IE 6 +. In this situation I would suggest you do that because it’s a very simple template and unfortunately lots of people still use IE 6 .
I discovered something. Well, you may already now. The reason for the extremely annoying IE behavior on this theme was because of a HTML comment before the doctype. That causes IE to render the page in “quirksmode”.
Now I can completely start over the IE testing phase again. Yay!