Browser Hacks for CSS, IE10+, Safari 5 specifically

No one ever really wants to take shortcuts and wind up with spaghetti. But sometimes you have to. IE 10/11 are great browsers and are much more compliant with standards, but today I still had to use a hack to get something simple done. And thanks to for showing me the way.

for IE 10/11 you use this:


at the beginning of your selector. the selector will remain the exact same but it will only be interpreted by IE10+

so this is the original:

.sf-menu.sf-style-default a {/*092713 hack for IE10 and superfish super menu*/


and this is what you have afterwards to be interpreted only by IE.

_::-ms-reveal,.sf-menu.sf-style-default a {/*092713 hack for IE10 and superfish super menu*/

Note that the comment is mine and not needed. the only thing being changed is the font size. simple change but effective for a situation where I COULD NOT get the selector to work consistently despite all claims by MS.

This one works for Safari in that it doesn’t apply itself to Chrome, which would be the usual behavior.

@media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) {
/* Safari only override */
::i-block-chrome,.sf-menu.sf-style-default a {
padding-bottom: 10px;
padding-right: 23px;
font-size: 100%}

You can see that the only important part is where it blocks chrome. This should work with any selector