www.webdeveloper.com
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: [RESOLVED] IE7 CSS width:100% issue (I know, again)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New Jersey, US
    Posts
    1,779

    resolved [RESOLVED] IE7 CSS width:100% issue (I know, again)

    I'm working on a CSS template for a responsive %-based grid. I had it working with IE7 earlier and did something stupid, I guess, and now it's not working.

    http://danmathisen.com/respond-css/

    How it currently works:

    Columns are percent based. So a 1/3 width column (.col-1-3) will be width:32% + margin-left:1% + padding:1%. This is based on Chris Coyier's Don't Overthink It Grids.

    In modern browsers, the padding doesn't affect the div width. But in IE7 it does. So I have IE classes (.lt-ie8) that accomodate for the 1% padding. .lt-ie8 .col-1-3 { width: 30%; }. So 30% width + 1% margin-left + 2% padding left/right * 3 - 1% :first-child = 100%. Right? Why doesn't that work in IE7?

    Solutions:

    I can use behavior: url(/scripts/boxsizing.htc); but hope to make this workable without.

    Or use JS to calculate the width then subtract 1px. I think that would work, but it's not ideal.

    Or settle with 99% width. Also not ideal.

    I'd love a CSS-only solution. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by dtm32236; 01-18-2013 at 02:48 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1,252
    Whatever you do, you don't want to compromise your design just to accommodate IE7. IE7 usage is generally under 2% worldwide and it's only going to get smaller, so it wouldn't make sense to do anything more than use a conditional comment, perhaps with a <style> to adjust the width.
    Rick Trethewey
    Rainbo Design

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New Jersey, US
    Posts
    1,779
    Hey, thanks for taking a look. And I totally agree regarding not letting IE compromise a layout.

    I decided to go a hackish route and just played with column percentages in IE until they worked. I ended up with:

    Code:
    .lt-ie8 div[class*="col-"] { padding: 1%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-3-4 { width: 72%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-2-3 { width: 63.3%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-1-2 { width: 46.1%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-1-3 { width: 29.1%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-1-4 { width: 20.8%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-1-5 { width: 15.7%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-1-8 { width: 8.3%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-golden-large { width: 57.4%; }
    .lt-ie8 .col-golden-small { width: 35%; }

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
HTML5 Development Center

"

"

X vBulletin 4.2.2 Debug Information

  • Page Generation 0.16198 seconds
  • Memory Usage 2,850KB
  • Queries Executed 13 (?)
More Information
Template Usage (33):
  • (1)SHOWTHREAD
  • (1)ad_footer_end
  • (1)ad_footer_start
  • (1)ad_global_above_footer
  • (1)ad_global_below_navbar
  • (1)ad_global_header1
  • (1)ad_global_header2
  • (1)ad_navbar_below
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_sig
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_start
  • (1)ad_thread_first_post_content
  • (1)ad_thread_last_post_content
  • (1)bbcode_code
  • (1)footer
  • (1)forumjump
  • (1)forumrules
  • (1)gobutton
  • (1)header
  • (1)headinclude
  • (1)headinclude_bottom
  • (3)memberaction_dropdown
  • (1)navbar
  • (4)navbar_link
  • (1)navbar_moderation
  • (1)navbar_noticebit
  • (1)navbar_tabs
  • (2)option
  • (3)postbit
  • (3)postbit_onlinestatus
  • (3)postbit_wrapper
  • (1)spacer_close
  • (1)spacer_open
  • (1)tagbit_wrapper 

Phrase Groups Available (6):
  • global
  • inlinemod
  • postbit
  • posting
  • reputationlevel
  • showthread
Included Files (26):
  • ./showthread.php
  • ./global.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap.php
  • ./includes/init.php
  • ./includes/class_core.php
  • ./includes/config.php
  • ./includes/functions.php
  • ./includes/functions_navigation.php
  • ./includes/class_friendly_url.php
  • ./includes/class_hook.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap_framework.php
  • ./vb/vb.php
  • ./vb/phrase.php
  • ./includes/functions_facebook.php
  • ./includes/functions_calendar.php
  • ./includes/functions_bigthree.php
  • ./includes/class_postbit.php
  • ./includes/class_bbcode.php
  • ./includes/functions_reputation.php
  • ./includes/functions_notice.php
  • ./packages/vbattach/attach.php
  • ./vb/types.php
  • ./vb/cache.php
  • ./vb/cache/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer.php 

Hooks Called (71):
  • init_startup
  • friendlyurl_resolve_class
  • init_startup_session_setup_start
  • database_pre_fetch_array
  • database_post_fetch_array
  • init_startup_session_setup_complete
  • global_bootstrap_init_start
  • global_bootstrap_init_complete
  • cache_permissions
  • fetch_threadinfo_query
  • fetch_threadinfo
  • fetch_foruminfo
  • load_show_variables
  • load_forum_show_variables
  • global_state_check
  • global_bootstrap_complete
  • global_start
  • style_fetch
  • global_setup_complete
  • showthread_start
  • showthread_getinfo
  • strip_bbcode
  • friendlyurl_clean_fragment
  • friendlyurl_geturl
  • forumjump
  • cache_templates
  • cache_templates_process
  • template_register_var
  • template_render_output
  • fetch_template_start
  • fetch_template_complete
  • parse_templates
  • fetch_musername
  • notices_check_start
  • notices_noticebit
  • process_templates_complete
  • friendlyurl_redirect_canonical
  • showthread_post_start
  • showthread_query_postids
  • showthread_query
  • bbcode_fetch_tags
  • bbcode_create
  • showthread_postbit_create
  • postbit_factory
  • postbit_display_start
  • postbit_imicons
  • bbcode_parse_start
  • bbcode_parse_complete_precache
  • bbcode_parse_complete
  • postbit_display_complete
  • memberaction_dropdown
  • tag_fetchbit
  • tag_fetchbit_complete
  • forumrules
  • navbits
  • navbits_complete
  • build_navigation_data
  • build_navigation_array
  • check_navigation_permission
  • process_navigation_links_start
  • process_navigation_links_complete
  • set_navigation_menu_element
  • build_navigation_menudata
  • build_navigation_listdata
  • build_navigation_list
  • set_navigation_tab_main
  • set_navigation_tab_fallback
  • navigation_tab_complete
  • fb_like_button
  • showthread_complete
  • page_templates