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wordpress HTML5 site falling apart in IE7

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Hi,

I am new to HTML5 and have installed the latest version of wordpress which they seem to use HTML5 on. I have started to develop the site here....

http://www.bluebean.org.uk/sites/bottomsup/

However when i view it in IE it fall apart. I have gone through and removed some unnecessary CSS and tried to get it sorted but im not sure if its because of my lack of knowledge on HTML5.

Please can you have a look and recommend how i fix this.

Thanks,

Andrew
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by:Jason C. Levine
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What percentage of the visitors are still using IE7?
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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2nd that emotion!  I wouldn't worry about ie7 or below.  Google has already stopped support of ie8.   http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33864
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It works fine in IE9 but even IE8 it falls apart. I didnt want to restrict too many users as i know alot of people will still be using IE8
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Padas,

Great minds think alike ;)



Andrew,

As you may have gathered by now, IE7 is not really a modern browser.  If you are designing a site where you expect a large audience to still be forced on IE7 (say a large corporation or university) then obviously you need to worry about compatibility and that would mean NOT using HTML5 at all.
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
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If you do want to make a try.... start by fixing some fo the small html errors  http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bluebean.org.uk%2Fsites%2Fbottomsup%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

That might help but should be done anyway.  The site looks good.
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by:nanharbison
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Use a conditional style sheet for IE 7, suggestion #3 on this page, plus it explains why the site falls apart in IE:
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200612/internet_explorer_and_the_css_box_model/
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Thanks for all your recommendations, i will try clear up all the W3C issue and go from there.

Cheers
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