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BP Theme Cross Browser Compatibility

  • Avatar of Tracedef
    tracedef
    Participant

    @tracedef

    Couple thoughts on this. One, it might be a good idea to put a big warning somewhere on the BP downloads page or somewhere that can’t be missed warning users that the BP themes are not cross browser compatible…we all get stuck in our own browsers and it’s easy to forget about this issue…. we are all ultimately responsible for our own builds and these types of issues, but I made the incorrect assumption that these babies were compatible out of the box… my bad. I’m sure others have probably mad the same mistake….

    Second thought, after integrating the buddypress-home theme into our own theme ( http://tinyurl.com/bb726n ) we’re dead in the water (isn’t everyone?) until we fix cross browser compatibility… Sooooo, are there any killer CSS guys up for the task? ping me at tracedef at gmail so we can talk about your rates… then when we’re done we can give these changes to Andy and hopefully BP will be cross browser compatible from here on out….

    It’s gotta happen sometime and I’m sure it would have happened by now if there weren’t a million other things being worked on… so let’s do this!

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  • Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    The only *real* problem that I see with your website is with internet explorer 6, and there are entire countries boycotting the use of it at this point, so at least we’re on the cusp of an era for developers.

    On a stock install, IE6 and IE7 look 98% acceptable and the others look totally fine as far as I can see. (safari, opera, chrome, firefox)

    Looks like either something you did broke it, or something went awry in your upload/edit of the files.

    When I look at testbp.org in IE6, it looks pretty much perfect.

    I think that considering the plethora of files and CSS that BP has, that it’s been cross browser tested pretty thoroughly actually.

    Avatar of Tracedef
    tracedef
    Participant

    @tracedef

    I haven’t even gotten to IE6 yet, testbp.org has issues in IE7 …. there’s no black or white here, it isn’t cross browser compatible…. I would post screenshots, but why? Just take a look for yourself….be sure to change browser widths as well….from the text on buttons falling off of buttons to columns eating each other and beyond… you wouldn’t build a website for a client with these defects would you? For that reason, these issues will be fixed, whether it is here or within the natural progression of the BP build….

    Also, ignoring IE6 is not an option for most…for the obvious reasons….

    Avatar of ArmchairGeneral
    ArmchairGeneral
    Participant

    @armchairgeneral

    I’ve spent countless hours getting my site to look right across all browsers. I was ready to launch until someone showed me my site in IE6, which I had totally neglected. Turns out that something like 1 in 5 people still use that POS.

    In looking at your site tracedef, the problem with the top header is probably because you have it inside a table or div inside the footer. For the life of me I couldn’t get that header to go full width until I figured that out. Seems simple now…but after looking at my site for so long I was going blind to certain things.

    I don’t blame this on Buddypress by the by, though there are some issues with the template. For example on the blogs page, in IEx you cannot see the buttons to visit the blogs. This is probably an issue on the member pages and groups pages as well.

    If I dig out my code for how I solved that I’ll post here.

    Avatar of Tracedef
    tracedef
    Participant

    @tracedef

    I haven’t even looked at my own site yet, was looking at testbp.org … afraid to see what mine looks like after I’ve had my way with it and integrating the buddyrpress-home into my existing theme….. I would do the work myself but I am sooooo painfully slow… there’s probably nothing I hate more than css browser compatibility…. :)

    @ArmchairGeneral, if you find something that will help with cross browser compatibility, could you create a ticket with your fixes on http://trac.buddypress.org ? Just login with username and password from these forums.

    Trent

    Avatar of ArmchairGeneral
    ArmchairGeneral
    Participant

    @armchairgeneral

    You got it Trent, be glad to help.

    Avatar of Ichbinsdennis
    ichbinsdennis
    Member

    @ichbinsdennis

    Have a look at this..

    I figured out how to fix the problem with width in IE!!!

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic.php?id=1421#post-7005

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