Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Senior Coder rnd me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Thanked 626 Times in 605 Posts

    when is IE7 done?

    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.
    Create, Share, and Debug HTML pages and snippets with a cool new web app I helped create: pagedemos.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Thanked 395 Times in 395 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rnd me View Post
    I'm trying to end support for 7 at the end of the year for the public site i maintain at work.
    By default, the browsers I support include the latest and previous version of IE. But writing validated XHTML Strict and CSS2, IE7 is not causing me any problems when updating a website.

    When you pull the pin on IE7 is totally up to you. The worst case scenario is losing all your IE7 visitors at the time you stop supporting it.

    When the consequences are absorbable you could pull the pin on IE7.


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts