My site not working properly in IE7
I switched to Chrome when my site started to act up on IE7. The main issue I am having now is that the nav bar on IE7 is getting hidden behind the blocks (see first attachment). The second attachment is Chrome and is how it should work.
Need to get this fixed as obviously not all users will be using Chrome and the majority of people I know (including myself)use IE7.
Can anyone advise why this might be happening and help me fix it?
Do you have a link to your site so it would be easier to justify which areas need adjustments?
You could use css z-index:(higher value) to the area/block/element required to be at the top most element on a web page. (a rough guess)
The site ishttp://www.know-the-score.com
The link with drop downs i think it's with permissions and guest can't view. Since I have theme boldy somewhere, I'll get back when i can.
It's indicated in the theme_folder/css/ddsmoothmenu.css add the new property above under/after the /*1st sub level menu*/ section.
You can add the same property above in your theme_folder/main.css file inside the #header element styles.
Hope it works out.
You may want to also consider updating your IE7 to the latest version IE9, also Internet Explorer 10 is going to be released soon.
Going forward, you will find that IE7 has more issues handling updated scripts.
IE9 can be downloaded here:
I hope this helps,
Browsers hitting w3schools.com - http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp...
IE versions hitting w3schools.com - http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_explorer.asp...
It's enough work just trying to get things to work on IE9+ moving forward. In my consulting, I charge $20/hour more than my base rate if the client wants something to work in browsers older than IE9. That usually makes them upgrade faster.
Having said so, I totally agree with charging more for crazy ie7 design problems management.
I also wonder if browsers hitting w3schools is an accurate statistic, as that is already pre-selected by users who are web-savvy.
Having said that, a quick check of one site I work with (hwhyde.co.uk, gardening, so a high proportion of pensioners). Over the last month, 41% were using IE and 4% of those are IE7. 61% IE9, 29% IE8, 0.3% IE6! (fortunately no IE5).
Quite perverse, IE7 users have the lowest bounce rate. My guess is that they are used to refreshing the pages a few times before they can see what a site does :)
The Browser Update Notification addon works well and is completely unobtrusive for modern browsers.
There are also big differences between:
1. A site that is viewable in old browsers
2. A site where the front end is fully functional in old browsers
3. A dashboard that works in old browsers.
Personally, I don't loose any sleep over (3), like to provide some support for (1), and only worry about (2) if it isn't too much hassle.
On a slight tangent, 13% of the above months stats were mobile. So given a choice of where to prioritize resources, I know where I would spend my money.
Only 2% of visitors were using IE and all of those were version 8+.
7% were mobile. Even Opera scored 3%.
So for a site aimed at users who are technically aware, I am quite happy completely ignoring IE7.