Anyone using IE 8 is going to be using a desktop or laptop, so there's little need to serve it styles for narrow screen widths.
I didn’t realize IE 8 didn’t support laptops or mobiles.
You misunderstood my reply. What I said was that anybody using Internet Explorer 8 will be using either a desktop or a laptop. Since desktops and laptops have relatively large screens, you can create a fixed-width layout for IE 8 and earlier, and link to it using an IE conditional comment.
The only mobile phones that use IE as their browser are Windows phones. The current Windows Phone 7.5 uses a browser based on IE 9. Older Windows phones use Internet Explorer Mobile, which is based on IE 6 or IE 7 (depending on how old it is).
But isn’t respond.js the same code you include in Fluid Grids?
Yes, respond.js is included when you create a Fluid Grid Layout in Dreamweaver CS6. However, if you read the description of respond.js at the link I gave earlier, it says the script's focus is very narrow. If you want something more robust, you'll need to look for a different script.
The bottom line is that IE 8 and earlier don't support media queries.
But my question is still—if respond.js is supposed to support IE 8 aren’t you using that in DW?
I’m building an app using Fluid Grids and when I test it in IE9 I can re-size the screen to simulate other native screen sizes and it adjusts beautifully. For example, on a desktop I show a row of 5 images, when I resize to a “laptop” I show 3 images and when I resize the screen to “mobile” size it show 1 image. Perfect.
When I run the same thing in IE 8 all I see is the “mobile” display of 1 image across.
So, if respond.je is supposed to support IE8 why does if keep show the mobile instead of the desktop image arrangement?
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