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Artisteer and IE (I know I know... sigh) Help Please

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:10 am
by deleted user
I have Artisteer 4.1 I have created a template for a Joomla 2.5 install. Have it tweaked up just the way I want it. Test in Firefox, check. Chrome, check. Opera, check. IE.... it has problems. Natch.

In reading, see that IE is just not staying up to speed with html versions. One of the recommendations is to render a template in Artisteer 3.1 which I do not own. Not quite sure but read there is mucho resistance from the developers of Artisteer to make Exporting to Joomla backwards compatible with IE. I also really do not want to upgrade Artisteer as I am only rendering 1 template.

So question is... is there any code that I can add to the current Exported template that plays nicely in all aspects except IE, to make the template backwards compatible into the stone age compliance of IE? I had seen mention of this but have not been able to find code, and this is not my area....

Help? Any code tweaks to the template that would make it backward compliant?

Or, does anyone know if Artisteer 4.3 has built in baackwards compatibility?

Or, does it make any sense to install Artisteer 3.1 (I can see if some locals have a copy that I could sit at their machine and bang out this template.

Help anyone... hair pulling stage ya know...

Re: Artisteer and IE (I know I know... sigh) Help Please

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:25 am
by ranwilli
I have yet to see on this forum any user report ANY help or support from Artiseer... It IS possible that I have just missed them, but I don't think so.
I cannot believe people still send them money for crap templates, there are so many great template frameworks out there.

Re: Artisteer and IE (I know I know... sigh) Help Please

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:27 am
by deleted user
Yeah, I got that sense about everything you said.

I just wanna make a damn simple template and, well... I'm sitting here watching The Bachelor with my missus across from me and I sound like all those whiney people who get kicked off.

Ok, back to reality.

Anyone recommend some one or some entity, trusted, simple, to render a simple simple simple template that runs on J2.5? Where to go? Recommendations would be much appreciated. I am tired of wrestling with Artisteer.

ranwilli wrote:I have yet to see on this forum any user report ANY help or support from Artiseer... It IS possible that I have just missed them, but I don't think so.
I cannot believe people still send them money for crap templates, there are so many great template frameworks out there.

Re: Artisteer and IE (I know I know... sigh) Help Please

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:48 am
by ranwilli
This is NOT what you want to hear, but I believe it's good advice:
Since the biggest obstacle to the "mini-migration" that is Joomla 2.5.28 to Joomla 3.3.6 is the template, NOW is the time to make the move...
My favorite template system is http://Joostrap.com, but there are other good ones.
You could have your site back up in an hour.

Re: Artisteer and IE (I know I know... sigh) Help Please

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:00 am
by deleted user
Thankx again for the advice. Yes, am eyeballing this exact thing.... if it weren't for ONE caveat. I have a registration add-on requirement that only works to J2.5. I need to get this environment working first before I consider what you recommend which I am soooooooooo aware of yes.

This is a project that came up from J1.0. A lot of data files did not make the migration, there were no migration apps that successfully ported up through the ranks. I searched and found every possible migration app going back 7 years. So it had to be done manually.

The registration add-on is critical for this port so, I'm fixed at J.25 and have to get that working first. I do get what you advise. This has just been a difficult migration and of all things, am not banging on the damn template that has to replicate the appearance and behaviour of the J1.0 install. That is a very large sigh you just heard. And I.E. was the only thing that blew up in my face... all that's left. Not being a template person, I turned to Artisteer and it of course wants to further blow up in my face. I have not looked deeper to see if Artisteer 4.3 does have backwards compatibility but in some of the posts that have popped up, there seems to be a stake in the ground attitude by the Artisteer developers that I.E. needs to get up to standards instead of Artisteer providing an Export function that permits backwards compatibility. Terrible attitude and from what I see they have been admonished for it, but I did not want to waste much more time screwing around trying to see if they ever did resolve this.

Anyway, more whining on my part. This migration has been a challenge, and the data I have not even mentioned what that has involved. Almost there, if it weren't for the template war.

Thankx for replying. I don't usually whine and piss, but this few days has me whining and pissing. Ah well....


ranwilli wrote:This is NOT what you want to hear, but I believe it's good advice:
Since the biggest obstacle to the "mini-migration" that is Joomla 2.5.28 to Joomla 3.3.6 is the template, NOW is the time to make the move...
My favorite template system is http://Joostrap.com, but there are other good ones.
You could have your site back up in an hour.