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Css not rendering in IE 7 & 8 with site built with Bootstrap

Reported 21 Oct 2013 02:29:47
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21 Oct 2013 02:29:47 Bruce Symons posted:
Have just finished a site using bootstrap. Works in browsers except in IE7 & 8 my css i.e. backgrounds, borders etc are not rendering.

Here is the link to the site

I would appreciate your help please


Replied 21 Oct 2013 08:32:28
21 Oct 2013 08:32:28 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:

IE7 and 8 do not support any html5 elements or media queries. That's why you coastal.css styles are not loaded.
In the bootstrap/js folder of your website you will find a file called html5shiv.js. Link it before the closing </head> tag like:
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
      <script src="PATH-TO-YOUR-html5shiv.js"></script>

This will fix your ancient IE versions issues.
Replied 21 Oct 2013 21:47:05
21 Oct 2013 21:47:05 Bruce Symons replied:
Hi Teodor,

Thanks for looking into it but it did not work. I inserted the link before the </head> tag as such
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="bootstrap/js/html5shiv.js"></script>

But it made no change
Replied 23 Oct 2013 10:52:52
23 Oct 2013 10:52:52 Bruce Symons replied:
Hi Teodor

Have you had a chance to solve this issue?
Regards. Bruce
Replied 25 Oct 2013 10:07:09
25 Oct 2013 10:07:09 Bruce Symons replied:
Hi Teodor,

I really need an answer to this if you can

Replied 25 Oct 2013 10:26:59
25 Oct 2013 10:26:59 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
It seems the problem is that your styles are entirely placed inside media queries, and media queries do not work in such ancient browsers..

Please try the following: add this script after all of your css files, just before the closing head tag.

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>

Replied 25 Oct 2013 21:48:40
25 Oct 2013 21:48:40 Bruce Symons replied:
Thank you Teodor - problem solved.

Should I download that js file and include it in my site root rather than have it directly link to another url ?
Replied 28 Oct 2013 10:19:28
28 Oct 2013 10:19:28 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Hello, you can use it directly with the cdn link i sent you.
Replied 28 Oct 2013 12:13:33
28 Oct 2013 12:13:33 Bruce Symons replied:
Yes but will it work if I create a js file with that as the content and include it to my root files with a link to it ?
Replied 28 Oct 2013 12:16:09
28 Oct 2013 12:16:09 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Of course it will

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