February 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm #18925
UPDATE: Development is actively working on 2.0 of the back-end theme framework that will address many IE issues.
There has been a lot of buzz about Internet Explorer and I feel it’s time to set the record straight.
Note: Remember that a lot of IE bugs are caused by 3rd party plugins.
So make sure to try deactivating all plugins first.
Some are reporting that this plugin clears many issues up:
First, I understand the frustration, especially when many of your users, many of our users, many of your client’s users are still using IE. This is the sad truth. Why is that sad? Because IE is a very poorly written browser and although we will continue to do our best to support it, we do not recommend it.
It’s no mystery that when 99% of all browser specific issues are solely due to IE when your websites look just fine in ALL other browsers, that the quality of IE is just plain bad and the quality of our themes is not in question.
This might be news to you, but anyone in the web industry has had to deal with this for years. We have no control over the quality of IE. We have spent countless hours compromising features, styles, load times etc hacking our code just to appease IE as is the case with EVERY single website on the entire internet that wishes for their website to be compatible with IE.
IE is a thorn in the side of web innovation. It’s not even possible to simply “fix” everything to appease IE either. Our themes are very CSS3 heavy and even in IE9, Internet Explorer is still miles behind the competition in keeping up with web standards. In other words it simply does not support all the CSS3 we use.
Now that you’ve been educated to understand the true issue, please bear with us as we work to make our themes as IE friendly as is reasonably possible. But, in the end we cannot make IE a good browser and we can’t get the word out to everyone to use something better. If you’re reading this at least you now know.
March 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm #20165
Thanks fot this well exlained answer ! I do totally agree !
Bur do you recon it will pass on just like it has come ?
Thanks for this past week help Bryan : )March 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm #20236
We’ll continue to do our best to accommodate IE issues.
March 8, 2012 at 9:41 am #20410
This seams to not to affect old screens (square screens at work)
For the wide screens it bugs like switching on ihpone Mode
It happens since the last update
Maybe it helps I hope
RegardsMarch 8, 2012 at 11:07 am #20417
Could we solve this problem on our side by re installing the Theme?
Can we help to fix this ?March 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm #20461
No, there’s nothing anyone can do to help at this time. We’re working on it.
March 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm #23604
I have two main problems with my site http://www.kinergyhealth.com on Internet Explorer:
1 – the menus don’t look/act correctly
2 – the iFeature Slider does not show any images, just keeps waiting.
Any solutions for these particular problems?
Thanks!March 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm #23713
Please post a separate topic with any issues you have. This is not the correct place.
April 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm #24455
I sincerely wish they would just abandon IE entirely. I hate that browser. I decided that I am going to abandon fixing any IE issue with my website. Maybe it’ll force those random IE users out there to change over to a new one. (it’s the third most popular browser visiting my website).April 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm #24512April 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm #26006
I came searching for an answer that I already felt that it was an IE issue and I’m right! I agree that IE should be totally dumped. I had someone from a PR company tell me that I should redo our Response Pro design just because the slider boxes show BLACK in IE but look ok in Google Chrome or Mozilla…seriously?
Thank for trying to fix IE bugs Bryan we appreciate it – but when you kill one another one’s gonna pop up!April 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm #26053
Yeah, luckily every single year IE’s market share is going down. More people using Firefox or Chrome or buying Macs and not having IE by default.
And with the inevitable Google operating system that will eventually start being released pre-installed on PCs IE won’t be automatically put onto every single PC someone buys.
June 5, 2012 at 2:23 am #35305
I can see that IE causes huge problems with this theme as I have just discovered myself. Is there anyway of writing a program, that sits inside the theme, which can detect the browser being used and switch to an alternate theme or automatically flash a message to view the site in another browser (and please forgive me, I know nothing about developing website code).
I love this theme and it works beautifully in firefox but I need people to stay on my site, as others do, and I will need to use another theme :(
My site is
http://www.dtcollectabletoys.co.ukJune 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm #35369
We already implement browser specific hacks. For the most part our themes should be fine in a vanilla state in IE. However, once you add plugins, setup the slider etc conflicts can ensue.
June 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm #35379
I don’t doubt it, it looks great in firefox and it looks great in IE when there is nothing messing it up. Anyway I’ve found my conflict, is there a specific area I can report it and maybe get a fix?
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