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Metal Dark Grey theme looks different in IE8

Topics: Customizing Orchard, Troubleshooting
Jul 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Edited Jul 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Metal Dark Grey theme is one of most downloaded themes.  It looks just as expeted in FF, but it has blue background in IE8 instead of the expected grey background. I am wondering if it is just my machine or other users have the same issue.  I noticed the theme uses the follownig for IE:

     filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(StartColorStr='#666', EndColorStr='#080808', GradientType=0);

It uses two other different methods for Safari and FF respectively.  Sharing any opinion on the pros and cons of  using these non-standard CSS elements would be greatly appreciated.