[theme-reviewers] Windows 8/RT + IE10 Drop Down Menu Solution?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Jul 22 22:50:39 UTC 2013

Can you be more specific about what the exact problem is? Does it
happen in Twenty Thirteen's menus?

I don't have Win8, and so can't test, but I've seen no issues with IE10 on Win7.


On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 5:45 PM, Bruce Wampler <weavertheme at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've recently been getting user feedback that the "standard" CSS drop-down
> menus in my theme don't work on Windows 8/RT with IE10. These are the
> typical CSS drop-down menus probably used by most WordPress themes (with
> minor variations - but they mostly use the same CSS basics).
> After some research, this problem exists because Microsoft is adamant about
> keeping IE10 "standards compliant", and not using the trickery used by other
> browser on touch devices. The problem affects many millions of web sites,
> and Microsoft expects them all to fix their sites to be IE 10 compliant. So
> be it.
> Win RT may or may not get more than a few percentage points of market share,
> but this seems like a problem we all have here. After many hours of
> searching, I can't find any actual, easy solution to this problem: making
> the standard CSS drop-down menus so many of our themes use work with Windows
> 8/RT and IE10 on touch screens. I was hoping for a JavaScript solution, or
> some easy CSS tweak, but I certainly can't find one.
> Has anyone solved this for the typical WordPress theme CSS menu? It would
> help us all if we had an easy, common solution to this problem. Maybe even
> get it added to core WP? This would help tons of users and theme developers.
> I'd be happy to move this discussion to a better place if there is one.
> Bruce Wampler
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