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    I built a website and it looks good on chrome. But on IE is a ghost.

    My boss use IE8 to see this page, and she almost crazy. I was really confused and dont know what to do now. Could anyone please teach me how could I fix my webpage on IE? I have tried IE tester but it doesn’t work well.

    Need help please.


    You are using HTML5 elements (such as HEADER, NAV, FOOTER) that didn’t exist when IE8 was released, so IE8 simply doesn’t know what to do with it.

    (Much like a TV made in 1950 would not be able to show a full-color, HD 3D movie.)

    Either avoid using HTML5 elements, or use a polyfill like HTML5 Shiv (that will make IE8 understand newer HTML5 elements…more or less).



    I think the site is using that polyfill already, Senff. And it doesn’t look at all bad on IE8 emulation. So TS might want to specify the exact issue. I’d recommend a browser update as well though.


    You’re right @Shikkediel – I didn’t actually check it and assumed wrongly.

    Checked it in true IE8 and I see any of the special fonts are not loading. Never really been a specialist on that, maybe changing this:

    <meta charset="UTF-8">

    to this would help?

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

    Doubt it though. But this probably has something to do with it (main.css, at the top):

        font-family: 微軟正黑體;

    Thanks everyone. :D

    I tried to search many polyfill to fight IE these hours.
    That strange text were Chinese XD
    微軟正黑體 –> Chinese

    And I find a bug in my page :

    ” background-size: xxpx;”

    doesn’t work in IE8……Q_Q

    Don’t know if there are any other bugs.


    This is probably the most popular tool for that :

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