when is IE8 an acceptable minimum system requirement?
IE8 isn't too bad with js: querySelectorAll, postMessage, localStorage, cors, JSON, etc. the CSS usually plays pretty well with valid html. in short, ie8 isn't that bad. yes, 9 is a lot better, but 8 could be worse.
I'm trying to end support for 7 at the end of the year for the public site i maintain at work.
in july, IE9 passed IE7 as the #2 IE for us, so i'm hoping to be under 5% IE7 over-all (it's 9.5%/all for us right now).
my question is for those who've managed requirements before, or just maintained the web over time:
after all, we all got rid of realplayer and frames, how did you decide when to pull the plug?
any feedback, guidelines, thoughts, and ideas welcome.