Problem with IE 7 and IE8

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  • #1122990

    2bretired
    Member

    A friend who was looking at my site said it had text on the left and the header was at the bottom. He was using IE 8.
    I looked at the site on my laptop with IE 9 and it was fine. I then thought the page was set up for mobil view but it was not.

    So it appears anybody viewing a wordpress.com sites on IE 7, IE 8, will not see the tabs along the top of header but as text vertically on the left hand side.

    Any sugestions Bob

    The blog I need help with is 2bretired.wordpress.com.

    #1123116

    timethief
    Member

    IE7 has not been supported for over a year. IE8 is supported but don’t hold your breath on that because Microsoft will n o longer support Windows XP after April. I tagged this thread for a response from Themes Staff. Please subscribe so you are notified when they reply.

    #1123122

    2bretired
    Member

    My friend was viewing at work, using win 7 but the computers only run IE8.

    My old netbook runs XP and IE7 and it had the same problem viewing wordpress.com.

    I only use either crome or firefox they seem fine.

    Thanks Bob

    #1123127

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the added info for Staff.

    #1123186

    2bretired
    Member

    Update,

    Firefox 14.0.1 OK

    Chrome 23.0.1271.97 OK

    Theme Misty Lake.

    Bob

    #1123189

    Update it at windows.microsoft.com/internet-explorer/ with IE9 or IE10 (Win 8 only)

    #1123190

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Chrome 23 and FF18 are the latest stable versions.

    You can update all browsers with the links at http://browsehappy.com/

    #1123195

    2bretired
    Member

    I have always update my web browsers, but am concerned of all the people out there that have not and are not seeing your our wordpress.com pages as it should be seen.

    Bob

    #1123199

    timethief
    Member

    I hope you know that WordPress.com supports the most recent stable versions found here http://browsehappy.com As I said above IE7 browsers are not supported. IE8 browsers are supported at this time but that will not always remain so.

    #1123224

    sixhours
    Staff

    Howdy Bob!

    The short answer is, our newer themes (like Misty Lake) are no longer designed for IE 8 or older. Content should be readable/accessible, but the design may look off due to IE 8’s lack of support for mobile-first design techniques.

    We made this decision after reviewing WordPress.com’s traffic statistics, and found IE 8 users make up a very small and dwindling percentage of the overall user population.

    I hope this clears things up.

    #1123271

    “misty look” seems to have been taken out as an option, so I’m not sure how to deal with the IE8 problem.

    Wouldn’t it be better for WordPress to leave “Misty Look” as an uption for now?

    #1123276

    iamtakashi
    Staff

    Misty Look has been retired and it’s no longer available for new users.

    Since Sixhours clarified our stance for supporting IE8, I’m closing this.

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