column are full width in IE 8 – Css bootstrap

column are full width in IE 8 – Css bootstrap

I use bootstrap 3.0.3 in my web page and add html5shiv lib and respond lib for fix it this but it is not worked on internet explorer 8.
my html code:


Its worked good in FF and Webkits browsers but result in IE :

Now demo is here, how can I fix it?


Solution 1:

Based on the solution in the thread : Must Bootstrap container elements include row elements?, your markup should be :

<div class="container">
    <div class="row">
        <div class="col-sm-4" style="background:red;">&nbsp;</div>
        <div class="col-sm-4" style="background:green;">&nbsp;</div>
        <div class="col-sm-4" style="background:blue;">&nbsp;</div>

and use this CSS to achieve it in IE8:

    width: 100%;

    height: 100%;
    display: table-row;
    display: table-cell;

here is the working demo

The .row class is not required inside a .container, but if you include then, container > row is the order not row > container (which you code)!

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It might be worth noting that respond.js only works for local files. So if you have got css files of bootstrap from CDN for your website on IE8, it won’t work, instead, try with a local copy of bootstrap.css

Internet Explorer 8 and Respond.js

Beware of the following caveats when using Respond.js in your
development and production environments for Internet Explorer 8.

Respond.js and cross-domain CSS
Using Respond.js with CSS hosted on a different (sub)domain (for
example, on a CDN) requires some additional setup. See the Respond.js
docs for details.

Respond.js and file://
Due to browser security rules, Respond.js doesn’t work with pages
viewed via the file:// protocol (like when opening a local HTML file).
To test responsive features in IE8, view your pages over HTTP(S). See
the Respond.js docs for details.

Respond.js and @import
Respond.js doesn’t work with CSS that’s referenced via @import. In
particular, some Drupal configurations are known to use @import. See
the Respond.js docs for details.

IE Compatibility modes
Bootstrap is not supported in the old Internet Explorer compatibility
modes. To be sure you’re using the latest rendering mode for IE,
consider including the appropriate tag in your pages:

Source : Getbootstrap

Solution 2:

If “responsiveness” is not required, you can use col-xs-* classes instead of setting up proxy for respond.js. It works, because col-xs-* classes are media-agnostic. It solved the issue in my case.

Solution 3:

It might be better to apply this in a way that would only apply to IE and not any other browsers as it can break some of your responsive web sites. This page speaks specifically to how to apply IE only CSS.

Apply CSS rules if browser is IE

Solution 4:

Addition you need remember that bootstrap.css is above respond.js in your head section:

    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <!-- Mobile viewport optimisation -->
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Bootstrap example</title>

        <link rel="stylesheet" href="../assets/css/noscript.css" />

    <!-- Bootstrap -->
    <link href="../assets/bootstrap-3.3.5/dist/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--[if lte IE 8]>
    <script src="../assets/js/ie/es5-shim.min.js"></script>
    <script src="../assets/js/ie/es5-sham.min.js"></script>
    <script src="../assets/js/ie/html5shiv.js"></script>
    <script src="../assets/js/ie/respond.min.js"></script>