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chaman_matrix
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Hey people! I’m almost done with my first wordpress theme, fingers crossed! I wanted to start the styling for IE8 but when I opened my theme in IE8, it’s a complete disaster! I don’t even know where to begin working. So, here is the question : Is supporting IE8 really that important? I would also appreciate if someone could guide in the right direction for making IE8 styles. Please and thank you!

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kriskorn
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Very important, it is mandatory.

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KrownThemes
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Hey people! I’m almost done with my first wordpress theme, fingers crossed! I wanted to start the styling for IE8 but when I opened my theme in IE8, it’s a complete disaster! I don’t even know where to begin working. So, here is the question : Is supporting IE8 really that important? I would also appreciate if someone could guide in the right direction for making IE8 styles. Please and thank you!

Have you used HTML5 tags? If yes: http://code.google.com/p/html5shiv/

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chaman_matrix
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No, I’m afraid I haven’t used any HTML5 mark-up. Could someone just briefly tell me how to deal with this problem?

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aleluja
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Briefly? We can’t even see the theme. The only thing that can be briefly said is: IE8 doesn’t support many things. For better answers you will have to show us the theme.

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wickedpixel
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briefly, you don’t know how to write html/css until you get ie8 at a decent form :P

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virtuti
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Hello, IE8 is really mandatory but it really depends on your understanding of “disaster”–maybe you just think that it is a disaster while it might be normal state for ie8.

For example, if corners which are rounded in normal browsers are not rounded in ie8 it is not a disaster at all, you can skip working on this. However, if it is impossible: text to read, message to send, image to view, button to click then you should fix it. Of course the page should be laid out properly, everything should be in normal order and acceptable view. But again, if you are worried about all kinds of effects which are not displayed in ie8 do not worry, it is not what is required to be fixed.

If you wish you can post here a couple of screenshots for comparison–one taken on normal browser, another one on ie8. Thus it will be easier to help you.

Wish you good luck with first submission!

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themeton
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IE browser usage is decreasing monthly. But 8 is still an important because it is used more than 9 & 10. Can leave 7 now.

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chaman_matrix
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Well I’m starting to get the hang of it. I want to appreciate everyone for their valuable input, specially virtuti (that was exactly what I was looking for!). I’ll post screenshots if I need further help somewhere :)

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Go-Themes
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as others have said its mandatory. But the below css properties might help , you can thank me later ;)

div { zoom: 1 ; }

most of the times just adding zoom fixes the problem. Also if display:none display:block is a problem or hovers are a problem then try adding

visibility:hidden and visibility:visible

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