Does Anybody Submit Templates That Aren't Compatible With Every Major Browser?

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blabus
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Looking through the themes, it seems like every single one is compatible with all of the browser versions listed in the sidebar on the right.

Would ThemeForest accept a theme that say, is compatible with everything except IE6 ? or some other browser? Because if it needs to be compatible with every browser to be accepted, it seems kind of silly that they list each of them individually on the details page.

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jonathan01
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Gotta be compatible with everything – and yes that includes IE6

Although I agree (and have argued) that if they are necessary why offer the drop-down options when uploading an item?

But trust me – it HAS to be compatible.

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jremick
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Just as jonathan said, it will need to be compatible with all major browsers. Unfortunately IE6 is still a major browser so compatibility will be required.

It is a little silly to have them listed when uploading and it has been discussed quite a bit. At some point however, IE6 will no longer be required (when enough people stop using it) so at that point the options will be needed. Also, there is a redesign in the works for the marketplaces so maybe this is something that will be improved upon.

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JeffreyWay
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As we’ve said many times, yes – compensate for all browsers. For IE6 , we’ll let a few smaller inconsistencies slide through though.

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blabus
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As we’ve said many times, yes – compensate for all browsers. For IE6 , we’ll let a few smaller inconsistencies slide through though.

Got it. And sorry, I’ve not really read these forums until now.

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blabus
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Wait a second though. What about this one? :

http://themeforest.net/item/picpress/19639

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jremick
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That was submitted quite awhile ago and the standards since then may have changed a bit. Also, occasionally, items slip through on accident.

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sean14592
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At the end of the day, who wants a design that works in FireFox but not IE?

The rules are there for a reason. Sean

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blabus
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I agree, but I didn’t mean every version if IE. I’ve come across many a site that breaks in IE6 .

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mehrpadin
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Hi guys,

Who said it “has” to support IE6 ? Take a look at mine: http://themeforest.net/item/mpone-astonishing-joomla-template/39796

We don’t need hacks to make our designs compatible with IE6 , we rather should use <- IF IE6 -> to add warning messages. CSS2 , PNG transparency, and such aren’t the only problems with do have with this antiquated software, there’s a bigger concern on the security of this “Web” (where most of malwares come from) browser.

I proudly don’t think of IE6 -compatibility anymore, and I recommend all my clients to upgrade to IE8 , that’s what we all have to do.

Take a look: http://www.bringdownie6.com/

We’ve to teach this to our clients, particularly those IE6 users.

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