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#26541 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Themes: IE7/8 issues

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by: nacin
Milestone: 3.8.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8
Component: Themes Keywords: has-patch commit fixed-major
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

  1. IE8: "Theme Details" and action buttons are visible by default (http://cl.ly/image/2i1F051A2C40), and there's no way to distinguish between "Twenty Thirteen" and "Twenty Thirteen Child", etc. (as seen on the screenshot).
  1. IE8: "Theme Details" is almost indiscernible (as seen on the same screenshot).
  1. IE8: "Add New Theme" doesn't have a border (http://cl.ly/image/23042x2Z3w0Q), and is even worse on hover (http://cl.ly/image/2S1j2Y0Y1u3S).
  1. IE7: "Add New Theme" just floats in space by itself (http://cl.ly/SuNQ).

Attachments (9)

26541-1.diff (668 bytes) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
Fixes problems 1 & 2
26541-2.diff (873 bytes) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
Fixes problems 3 & 4
26541-3.diff (1.8 KB) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
Combined fix for all 4 reported problems
26541-3.2.diff (2.0 KB) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
26541-4.diff (507 bytes) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
Display 3 themes across
26541-5.diff (381 bytes) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
Remove unneeded rule for IE
themes 2-across.png (220.1 KB) - added by morganestes 17 months ago.
Screenshot showing themes only displaying 2 instead of 3
26541.diff (2.0 KB) - added by nacin 16 months ago.
Combined patch for I think everything.
26541.1.diff (2.5 KB) - added by matveb 16 months ago.

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Change History (22)

comment:1 @SergeyBiryukov18 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 @nacin18 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.8 to 3.8.1

@morganestes17 months ago

Fixes problems 1 & 2

comment:3 @morganestes17 months ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added

So for points 1 & 2, the problem is that IE8 doesn't play nice with opacity in CSS. The ie.css stylesheet that's loaded for IE7 and below just does away with the "Theme Details" text altogether.

This can be fixed by adding -ms-filter with a fallback background, but does this go in wp-admin.css, or do IE8-specific fixes belong in their own stylesheets?

@morganestes17 months ago

Fixes problems 3 & 4

comment:4 @morganestes17 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Problems 3 & 4 are another result of IE8 not handling opacity cleanly, and of its inability to properly render the stacked pseudo-elements :hover:after to change the background.

The 2nd patch here adds the dashed border so the "Add New Theme" looks like it belongs, and forces IE8 to render the changed background color on hover.

There's not much I can do about the border-radius to make it all nice and round, but it's 3 versions old so I think it'll do.

@morganestes17 months ago

Combined fix for all 4 reported problems

comment:5 @morganestes17 months ago

Sorry, the first patch is only for problem 2. I misread problem 1, but it's still related to opacity.

I've added a new patch that combines fixes for all 4 problems. It still feels hacky to me to have them in there, but we have other vendor prefixes so maybe it's not so bad.

@morganestes17 months ago

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ description @morganestes17 months ago

There still is an issue with IE8 only showing two themes across on a wide monitor that should be addressed. IE7 displays them properly since the width and margins are different. Changing the main wp-admin.css to the same values that already work in IE still displays the themes properly and allows us to remove another rule from ie.css.

See patches -4 & -5.

@morganestes17 months ago

Display 3 themes across

@morganestes17 months ago

Remove unneeded rule for IE

@morganestes17 months ago

Screenshot showing themes only displaying 2 instead of 3

comment:7 @nacin16 months ago

matveb and I spent quite a bit of time on widths, gutters, and responsiveness for this screen, so I'd rather avoid making adjustments to all browsers just to deal with IE8 or lower. We have an .ie8 body class we can use to work around these. Working up a patch.

@nacin16 months ago

Combined patch for I think everything.

comment:8 @nacin16 months ago

  • Keywords commit added; ui-feedback removed

I have matveb looking at the latest patch. Marking for tentative commit awaiting final feedback.

@matveb16 months ago

comment:9 @matveb16 months ago

Patch above also adds a solid background fallback to the overlay backdrop and adjust some colors a bit more.

comment:10 @nacin16 months ago

  • Owner set to nacin
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 27007:

Themes screen: Various IE8 adjustments and fixes.

props morganestes, matveb.
fixes #26541.

comment:11 @nacin16 months ago

  • Keywords fixed-major added

comment:12 @nacin16 months ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:13 @nacin16 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In 27008:

Themes screen: Various IE8 adjustments and fixes.

Merges [27007] to the 3.8 branch.

props morganestes, matveb.
fixes #26541.

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