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zzap says

Hello everyone,
first of all I’d like to apologise for bringing such a pain, as IE is, to your attention and for asking a question that might have been already answered on somewhere (I can’t seem to find it). For several days now I’m trying to find official statement regarding browser’s compatibility and IE8 . From everything I have read so far there’s an conclusion that IE8 and 9 are a must, but then I went through Site Templates category and found few items which state IE9 only.

There’s another thing at Common rejection factors:
Browser Testing
Have you tested your design in IE6 (optional), IE7 , IE8, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera? While we do allow for alternative displays for older browsers — think simplified layout for IE6 users — your design must not break in any of these. If they do, your item will be rejected, with a request from the reviewer to make the necessary updates.

So I would really appreciate if I could get official statement on whether IE8 is required or not, especially if template is mainly CSS3 based.

Thank you very much for your time and I wish you a wonderful day,
zzap

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pixelnourish says

As far as I am aware, you only need to test for IE8 /9, but it mustn’t look horriffic in IE6 /7.

Someone feel free to over-rule me here though :)

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ThemeProvince says

You only need to support IE8 & IE9 as Kate says.

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PixelBin says

IE8 is required, IE6 & 7 are not.

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zzap says

Thanks everyone for replies,
that’s the same thing I undersytood from reading this forum. But how is then possibile to see items which support only IE9 among the others.

I’m not trying to point fingers, really, I would love that IE8 is not required. I would rather spend time optimizing template for mobile devices than trying to make it look the same in IE8 .

Thanks again everyone for your quick replies.

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

Thanks everyone for replies,
that’s the same thing I undersytood from reading this forum. But how is then possibile to see items which support only IE9 among the others.

I’m not trying to point fingers, really, I would love that IE8 is not required. I would rather spend time optimizing template for mobile devices than trying to make it look the same in IE8 .

Thanks again everyone for your quick replies.

It doesn’t have to look identical in IE8 , but it does have to be functional. If you’re using CSS3 to progressively enhance your template, you shouldn’t have an issue. Just include logical fallbacks for browsers that don’t support CSS3 . :)

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crozer says

You should know, though, that it doesn’t really matter what you should or shouldn’t do. It’s about the success you want your product to have. And if you are aiming high, take care of IE6 as well. Good code won’t break, unless you are using advanced techniques that, of course, can be ignored in IE6 ;)

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PixelBin says

You should know, though, that it doesn’t really matter what you should or shouldn’t do. It’s about the success you want your product to have. And if you are aiming high, take care of IE6 as well. Good code won’t break, unless you are using advanced techniques that, of course, can be ignored in IE6 ;)

Please oh please don’t support IE6 . Too many people have that mentality that if they support IE6 , you’ll get 500% more sales. You won’t. What you will get is massive headaches, bitter taste for coding, and maybe one or two sour buyers that still use IE5 .5 at home because everything is spoon fed to them and garbage like IE6 is still supported just for these people.

And before you say it, only about 0.01% of the themes here would even be considered by a “corporate” company that still for some unknown reason uses IE6 .

Please utilize modern techniques and say thank you to those that are using tools that make it easier for us developers, not those who are too lazy or ignorant to update their god damn Internet Explorer. Thank you, that is all.

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crozer says


You should know, though, that it doesn’t really matter what you should or shouldn’t do. It’s about the success you want your product to have. And if you are aiming high, take care of IE6 as well. Good code won’t break, unless you are using advanced techniques that, of course, can be ignored in IE6 ;)

Please oh please don’t support IE6 . Too many people have that mentality that if they support IE6 , you’ll get 500% more sales. You won’t. What you will get is massive headaches, bitter taste for coding, and maybe one or two sour buyers that still use IE5 .5 at home because everything is spoon fed to them and garbage like IE6 is still supported just for these people.

And before you say it, only about 0.01% of the themes here would even be considered by a “corporate” company that still for some unknown reason uses IE6 .

Please utilize modern techniques and say thank you to those that are using tools that make it easier for us developers, not those who are too lazy or ignorant to update their god damn Internet Explorer. Thank you, that is all.

I think I didn’t explain myself thoroughly. I am completely against IE6 , and IE in general to be honest. I was just pointing-out that what really matters are the clients’ needs and not what Envato dictates.

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