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    I’m sorry is this is a repeat question, but I don’t really know the best search terms to look this up.

    As far as I know this issue came about after updating to WordPress 3.2

    On this site: the background behind the text in the slider is not showing in IE9. It displays fine in Firefox, Chrome etc. I am not sure about IE8 because I do not have it on my machine.

    Can you suggest a fix?




    we released an update for Twicet some time ago which should fixes IE9 bugs (slider, cufon headlines, etc.). You can download it at


    Thanks. I didn’t see any mention of updates on the themes page.


    An update, this did nothing to fix the problem in IE9 or IE8. Can you give me any other suggestions? I urgently need to get this fixed.


    Comparing the CSS, I must have added the background box behind the featured text myself using a GIF. I just added it as a background to featured_text. The effect seems to work fine in every browser but IE. How can I achieve the same effect in IE?



    Ok, I figured this out from a tip I found on a forum. To get the same effect across all browsers, I used this code in the style:

    /* Fallback for web browsers that doesn’t support RGBa */

    background: rgb(0, 0, 0) transparent;

    /* RGBa with 0.6 opacity */

    background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);

    /* For IE 5.5 – 7*/

    filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#99000000, endColorstr=#99000000);

    /* For IE 8*/

    -ms-filter: “progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#99000000, endColorstr=#99000000)”;


    Damn sorry for another update. Solution above does not work in IE8. Still trying to find a way :(


    You can try to use transparent png images as backgrounds instead of css. They’ll display fine in IE7+.

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