Fix for IE8 rendering problem

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Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby brettflan » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:16 pm

I've noticed a lot of posts regarding display problems with this JA_Purity template in IE8 Beta 2, with nobody having a solution.
I was having problems myself, where the middle section on some pages would be shifted over to the left in IE8, overlapping the main menu and not stretching all the way across to the right.

Here's how to fix that. Browse to the template's installation folder, which should be "/templates/ja_purity/". Edit the index.php file.
Search for this line:

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<!--[if gte IE 7.0]>

This line applies a fix for an IE7 rendering problem, but the way it's written it also (wrongly) applies for IE8 as well. Remove the "gte" from the line, so it reads:

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<!--[if IE 7.0]>


That should hopefully do the trick for you and have it render properly in IE7 and IE8. Worked for me.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby gunnilla » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:40 am

Thank you, for your hint for IE7/8. That saved me some grey hair. Working on OSX i saw the rendering problem with nearly finshed website. Thanks again, the good things come in small packages. :)

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby digital-cipher » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:42 pm

Cheers for the fix, worked a treat

Saved many hours of reading posts !

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby jacks88 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:01 pm

WOW, brettflan - a great fix without searching forever! In IE8, the banner module that runs across the bottom was on top of a left module I had added. Removing the gte fixed that, too.
Thank you. :)

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby richiebee » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:30 pm

I noticed my header was not centered ie8
great fix!!!! :laugh:
Last edited by richiebee on Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby herinde » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:49 am

Thanks!

My header used to be centered, but in IE8 it moved all the way to the left.

Now it's back in the center where it belongs.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby discoverydome » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:35 pm

My headers and footers are now ok!!

Thank you. 8)

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby bien » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:29 pm

Hi,

Thank you for sharing this with us. Problem is it does not work on my site www.dejongetjesonline.nl Any other suggestions?

Website joomla 1.5.10

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby richiebee » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:54 pm

your header is centered on my end..
what is the problem? :pop

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby jacks88 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:52 am

It looks fine to me in IE8 and Firefox.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby bien » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:45 am

Hi,

Thank you both for your reaction and time you did take to look at my site. In the meantime I have fixed this problem with an plugin I did find.

Here's the link http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... 23/details

This plugin works for me like a charme. As you both pointed out all is fine now. Maybe it's the same in a different way I don't know that since I am not quite a programmer. But the effect counts for me.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby rjoo » Sun May 03, 2009 11:42 am

Hi,
I have a problem with displaying personal LOGO in header in JA_purity which appeared perfectly all right on Firefox but not on IE, and by searching in forum I reached this thread.
I followed the advice to change <!--[if gte IE 7.0]> in index.php, but still the problem persists; my LOGO apprears perfect in Firefox but not in IE.
In IE, when I point my mouse on the LOGO area, it shows the exact area in dotted rectangle without showing the actual GIF image.
I am confused. Can anyone point out the solution?

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby haspar » Fri May 15, 2009 3:35 pm

Brettflans <!--[if gte IE 7.0]> fix did more for me that the plugin Bien described. Tested both. The plugin also put my log in place, but the text: "Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License." on bottom of page wrapped wrong and covered the RSS icon.
With the <!--[if IE 7.0]> its all in place so far. Thanks all!

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby C Young » Sat May 16, 2009 9:39 am

Hi

Can anyone help me sort the same problem with IE8 and the JS_Relevant template?

Sadly there's no code <!--[if gte IE 7.0]> to edit, and I considered the following extension ( http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... 23/details ) until I realised that putting IE8 into compatability mode breaks the suckerfish dropdown menus!

See an example of what I'm trying to resolve here:

http://www.gkcc.org/seniors-statistics.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby Vairo » Sun May 31, 2009 6:21 pm

This plug in works perfect fixed my template error right after i enabled it and shows now perfectly in IE 8 as well :)

Cheers who ever had a hand on this one.

V.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby frankzusa » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:35 pm

Thanks lot!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby mobilecad » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:44 pm

I am having problems with my website showing in IE8, it is fine in Firefox etc, I am using Joomla 1.5.8 and JA-Purity template.

In IE8 all the left hand and right hand menus move to the middle section on the Home page and some of the categories, along with the New Products, Popular and so on aswell. It seems reasonably OK when in the articles/product pages.

I altered the file like recommended above (removing the gte bit) thinking this may be the cause of my problem too, but for some reason when I try and upload the altered file via my FTP to the server/webspace it always fails, and yet other files upload no problem

1) Is the fix for my problems going to be the same
and
2) Any idea why I cannot upload my new index.php file via my FTP to the server/web space?

My site www.mobilecadsurveying.co.uk

Thanks

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby mobilecad » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:02 pm

OK I got the new file uploaded now, but it doesn't seem to have solved my problems, the left and right menus are all cramped up in the middle of the screen in IE8, maybe in other verisons of IE too, but I have not had any comments on it until now.

Most of the problems I seem to be getting now are with these pages

http://mobilecadsurveying.co.uk/surveyi ... sures.html

http://mobilecadsurveying.co.uk/surveyi ... lding.html

and the Home page

http://mobilecadsurveying.co.uk/

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby MattH » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:34 am

Mobilcad, your problem is different to what the thread is about. I think you should start a new thread, that has more chance of getting attention from those who can help.

@brettflan: Thank you for this fix! It has been bugging me and I came to this forum specifically because of this. IMO it should have been included in a Joomla patch ages ago, I see this thread is quite old.
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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby Sethmes » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:04 am

Sir, you are my savior. All that simple. I don't have any clue about how you found this, so I will consider it as sheer magic.
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby bt-t » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:15 am

I manage to fix the problem in IE 8 as well so maybe you can just give a try... :-). Thanks everyone for helping

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby kevinwfs333 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:34 am

Hi,

can anyone please help me.

I installed the IE8 compatibility plugin.

I still have the same IE8 problem with my Keepitsimple template.

There's no code <!--[if gte IE 7.0]> to edit in my index.php file of this template.

And I can't get into my backend admin now - the page is messed up.
I wanted to uninstall the IE8 plugin but the because the page is messed up, the buttons are not clickable.

Please guide me.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby xabixu » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:58 pm

Hi, I'm running ja-purity but this fix only works when the height page it's not too much, but when I'm inside virtuemart browse category page http://pixelnovasouvenirs.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=15&Itemid=1 the footer banner with the logo (it's a mod_custom in the footer position) it's overlapping the products (only in IE8).
(i've tyed the fixIE8 extension, also the <!--[if IE 7.0]> solution.

Thanks in advance to anyone that helps me!!
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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby bridgeslive » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:17 pm

Cheers for the help! Worked on my old Ja Zibal site aswell...

:D

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby adi_j » Mon May 16, 2011 7:45 am

@ xabiscu
How do you fixed yor problem with IE?
I have the same problem
Thanks

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby Versio » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:20 pm

is there a simillar solution for the problem with IE9??
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I just noticed that alo of my sentences start with 'I'

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby MCNX » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:43 am

Not yet as far as I know, but if you find one please let us know.

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby bengale » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:46 pm

I have the rendering probem on both IE8 and IE9
www.onlinebooks.net.au

I get all the menu, logos, side links but it stops after the title of the article it is missing the article text, virtuemart featured produts, virtuemart shopping cart and the advertising banner, all work perfect in firefox.

I have checked for the gte and also installed the ie8 fix with no changes at all.
Below is the coding and where it stops on the front page. I have put a big white space where the code is stopping. This has been working for the past 2 weeks no dramas at all.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby raghavmitra » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:34 am

Not able to correct the problem on IE9 . The page looks all messed up. If there something i may be missing?

:'(

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Re: Fix for IE8 rendering problem

Postby louisjunwe » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:22 am

Seems I need to check the layout on IE8 because I use Firefox and never think about the IE8.


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