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Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera
29,401 Points

Bootstrap 3 - Respond.js - IE8 and less

Hi, I built my site using bootstrap 3 and I thought that if I used respond.js for old ie, that I would get the support for media queries etc.

Unfortunately It seems like thats not the case and when I test using Microsoft developer tools and go to ie8 and ie8 standards mode the site breaks.

Any tips on how to get it to work?

2 Answers

Caroline Hagan
Caroline Hagan
12,612 Points

Have you got any online links we can take a look at, Joel Rivera ?

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Hey Caroline Murphy it's great to see you back on the forum.

Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera
29,401 Points

Hello Caroline,

Here is the site I am working on. Thank you for your help.


I am pretty sure it is do with respond not being found in IE 8... I think.

Could you try loading this:

<!--[if lte IE 8]>
  <script src="../../assets/js/html5shiv.js"></script>
  <script src="../../assets/js/respond.min.js"></script>

Also download respond from the latest version, as this maybe the fault:


Hope this helps.

Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera
29,401 Points

Thanks I tried that and it sadly didn't work. I also tried a more powerful option called css3-media-queries.js and that didn't work either. SMH I might just abandon Bootstrap for this project.

Thanks for your help. I appreciate the community here.

If it helps I would get testing on IE (version you need) and use firebug.

Its not as bad as you think (add it as a bookmark), it's a shame since you have done all the leg-work anyway.

Hope all ends well.