Colors selected in Display options show in Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer

  • Anonymous

    #2741

    When I go to Graphene theme options/ display… and make changes to color options… the changes work in Firefox… but will not in Internet Explorer. If it is my IE browser that’s the issue, I can fix it… but if someone else goes to my site with IE…. They may not see the colors I’ve selected in my Graphene/display options.

    What do I need to do to make sure, the display colors I select are going to show up in any user’s browser???

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #21720

    Moved to Support.

    the changes work in Firefox… but will not in Internet Explorer

    This really depends on which version of IE you are using. IE9 is not too bad (and even IE8 makes a decent attempt at being standards compliant), although it is still light years away from being standards compliant. Earlier versions of IE are the equivalent of a toaster oven.

    … but if someone else goes to my site with IE…

    And that’s the issue. Lots of people don’t even realize that there are other, better browsers available. As webmasters, we need to do a better job of educating our readers about this. That’s why I include a notice at the top of my blog urging my readers to upgrade to a better browser.

    I get a lot of messages from people saying, “Yes, but 65% of my readers are still using IE6.” In that case, my question is “Why aren’t you educating them about better browsers? Why aren’t you working to improve their browsing experience by recommending they upgrade to a better browser?” We all need to do what we can to improve our readers’ lives, and not just with regard to the content on our sites, but how they receive that content.

    What do I need to do to make sure, the display colors I select are going to show up in any user’s browser???

    This solution does not exist. Never has, never will (probably–at least it doesn’t yet without writing a lot of hacks, and my opinion about that is neatly encapsulated here). The only alternative is to do what you have done here and use images, but they are annoying, cumbersome, and unsearchable. Also, few people know how to really incorporate text into an image properly, and even if you do, scaling it adds all sorts of distortion, especially in .jpg files.

    You have an arresting design for your blog. Continue to develop your content, tweak your appearance, and educate your readers about better browsers. That’s the only real solution to this issue.

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #21721

    On the other hand, Graphene does include hacks for IE 7-9. Which version of IE are you using?

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