I have not tested this on other versions of msie, but it seems these two versions ignore the css and complain about an error in the js. Here is the error report I got:
Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB7.3; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; eSobiSubscriber 2.0.4.16; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Timestamp: Wed, 16 May 2012 17:10:12 UTC

Message: Invalid character
Line: 1
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: http://www.thedogrun.ca/sites/default/files/js/js_3jHghlMLrjr9xXAC0JufqS...

Message: Invalid character
Line: 1
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: http://www.thedogrun.ca/sites/default/files/js/js_IH6elGEpJpLHBiCfac4tJe...

Message: Invalid character
Line: 1
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: http://www.thedogrun.ca/sites/default/files/js/js_AWGPUqrFbc1T6v0pPOzf2h...

Message: 'jQuery' is undefined
Line: 40
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: http://www.thedogrun.ca/

The js is untouched by myself, just a freshly extracted file. The theme works great in the other 4 browsers.

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Hi yalis reaper,

I just downloaded a fresh copy of Havasu and enabled it as the default theme on a test site of mine, and there are no problems in IE 8 or 9. The demo site for Havasu (havasu.jillhubley.com) also has no problems with picking up stylesheets in IE.

So it seems that this is specific to your site. You might want to go through your CSS and check that everything's closed properly. Often something like a hanging comma will make the CSS not work in IE (while other browsers will tolerate it).

Thanks, I'll check that. The css is not displaying at all, so you are probably on the right track. MSIE, however complained about the js as the source of the error, so that through me off.

jhubley,

I ran my style.css and the original style.css files through a diff tool and checked each line. I only found differences in the colours. I could not see any syntax errors. Just to be sure though, I replaced my file with the original and I still got the same results. I did clear all caches first too. The only other file I altered was the front.tpl.php file when I added my photos and text. Also had changed from png to jpg and thought maybe that was the issue. The original file still gave the same results. I can't explain it, but I do not know js well enough to understand the error message MSIE gives. Any ideas?

clara sent a message using the contact form at http://www.jillhubley.com/contact:

i ended up going into MAMP havasu images and replacing "image-slideshow-1" etc. with pics I wanted. I replaced all 5 with same names as default images but slideshow is only showing me the first one and the other 4 are default images. also not sure how to make these pics look as good as defaults do. i really like this theme but i need help. is there a way to do it through drupal instead of changing file names in the MAMP folder?

the other question is how to change the blue strips at top and bottom of the page--im using sweaver but not being able to click on it or inspect element.

jill responded:
Going forward if you have any questions, please open an issue within the project at drupal.org

Regarding your issues-- #1) Did you clear your cache? That might be the problem. In your drupal site, go to Configuration >> Performance and clear all caches there
At this time I have no plan to incorporate the slideshow config into the user interface.

#2) You can change the top and bottom bars to be a color other than blue by going into the CSS. The ID for the top bar is #top (the code for that starts at liine 91) and the ID for the bottom one is #end (starts at line 184).

Hope that helps.
Jill

Title:no formatting in MSIE 8 or 9 slideshow & top/bottom blue strip questions answered
Issue tags:+Havasu image slideshow

the pics eventually showed up in the slideshow but they are really stretched so I have to resize them. thank you for other notes on blue strips! In a few days you will be able to see my site up www.detroityouthvolume.org! this is my first site i ever made thru a 6-month-class at Detroit Future Media: http://media.detroitfuture.org/

Status:Active» Closed (fixed)