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CraftedPixels says

Although my theme has a decent fallback in IE8, I used some CSS3 (multiple backgrounds and background sizing) which work only on IE9+ and I specified in the description the proper compatibility (IE9+). I got a review saying:

ie8 compatibility is still required

Given the fact that I’ve seen themes on TF that are compatible with IE9+ just like my theme, I don’t understand how is this a soft rejection reason.

Please tell me, is IE8 compatibility mandatory or not ?

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pixelgrade says

Yep – the theme should have IE8 fallbacks but not to look exactly the same as on modern browsers. So – if the theme it’s not screwed up in IE8 (in terms of layout) then it’s IE8+ supported.

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LubosVolovar says

Hi Savalina, exactly as pixelgrade said, theme must be at least usable in IE8. I was also soft rejected recently for this matter.
Just use conditional comments and create some IE8 specific css for fixing the issues. That is the easiest way. Good luck

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CraftedPixels says

Thanks pixelgrade. My theme has fallback, is not broken in IE8. For example where I used background-size, I put solid color instead of image for IE8 (as there is no equivalent). I guess I’ll re-check everything just to make sure and add IE8 in the description.

Thanks PhantasiaAeterna. I used Paul Irish’s conditional classes for fallbacks. But in the description I put the lowest fully compatible browser, it didn’t cross my mind to add IE8 just because it has a decent fallback.

P.S. I made some pretty big changes in my theme, if you have time I would appreciate your feedback. I seem to be stuck in an “almost there” loop. (Theme Demo)

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LubosVolovar says

I have checked your theme in IE and it looks ok so I don’t understand what the problem is.
Otherwise, it looks better but there is still room for improvements. For example top menu. It looks very plain and I don’t know why all menu items have a icon symbolising submenu (at least in my head), even only “Theme” has a submenu.
Work harder on your typography and spacings, still lacks a premium feel.
Good luck

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CraftedPixels says

Thanks again. I found an issue with the additional color buttons (in the Elements & Grid page), added a filter: none; and that solved the problem. I guess the reviewer was referring to that.

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