July 14, 2015 at 9:41 am #159380
I've purchased themes before, usually all themes come with Browser information - such as: tested in IE11, 10, 9, 8 FF, Chr. etc.
Why isn't there any information on the child themes listed at studiopress? Or for any third party seller on this site?
Are child themes tested or is that something the developer has to to through a testing service.
Am I missing something?
ThanksJuly 16, 2015 at 8:10 am #159561GingerParticipant
For third party themes, it is up to the developer on how far back they go with browser support. Most of the time what I've seen is one version back on the main browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE. Regarding StudioPress child themes, you might want to contact support (you can ask pre-purchase questions) to see what their official policy is for browsers supported.
@gscoolidge | Support Nerd | Website Producer/Tweaker | IDX Integrations | Hosting OptionsJuly 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm #159587
I wondering why it's just not listed. I guess they're expecting people to test it? Not sure. I've seen Themes on Themeforest and they explicitly state the versions in FF, CH, IE rather than, works in all major browsers.
Maybe we're looking at different themes but I would say IE9+ is more common - which is fair. Farther back the user base is too small. Thx.July 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm #159590MoodyRivieraMember
First, comparing anything on StudioPress with anything on ThemeForest is irrelevant, considering all the well-known problems with many of the themes you would find on ThemeForest.
And just because a theme developer *says* they've tested their theme on all these different browsers doesn't necessarily mean that they've really *done* that.
And if they did actually run all those tests, how far into it did they go with their testing? Did they really test every aspect of the theme with all those browsers.
And of course once you start adding plugins or any customizations, all bets are off regardless of which site you're using.
I'm totally OK with whatever way StudioPress mentions browser compatibility, because I know that StudioPress mostly does things right...they're very thorough...which is more than I can say for lots of other theme developers.
If you're very concerned with the problem of browser compatibility, when you find a theme you're interested in, search around the Internet for some sites that are actually using that theme, and then run the compatibility tests yourself on those sites...that should tell you what you want to know.
*MoodyRiviera*July 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm #160030
I’m totally OK with whatever way StudioPress mentions browser compatibility,
The initial question was why there is no browser compatibility mentioned.
Themeforest has it's issues, but there are developers who have sold over 100,000 copies of one theme, they have the resources to check. I don't want to purchase a theme though with 50 other uses or features that I won't use.
Seems HTML5 is they key ingredient needed for cross browser, goes back to IE9, then FF, Chrome and mobile is taken care of.
I would stick to a theme with HTML5.
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