It’s Time to Ditch IE8
Internet Explorer 8 does not support many things.
I was looking at this tweet, thinking… really do we still have to worry about this?
— Brad Frost (@brad_frost) February 13, 2014
IE is now up to version 11, so what’s happened to IE8 – does anyone still use it?
Previously I was looking at tech-focused sites (such as this blog or W3Schools), and the stats are very skewed toward technical users (so I thought IE8 was dead and buried… but…)
IE Browser Version Share 2008-Feb 2014
DATA: All Desktop visitors who use Internet Explorer.
From Jan 1 2014 to Feb 20 2014 29.8% of Internet Explorer users are still using IE8.
IE Browser Version Share Jan 2014 to Jan 2015
|Month||% IE Visitors using IE8|
|Until 15 Jan 2015||15.65%|
IE8 vs All Other Desktop Browsers 2008 – Feb 2014
DATA: All desktop visitors who use any browser.
IE8 vs All Other Browsers Jan 2014 – Jan 2015
|Month||% using IE8|
In many sites, desktop users may only be half of your visitors, making the percentage even smaller. In the particular site that I’ve drawn these statistics from, the total IE8 share is now just 1.13%.
I think it’s time to ditch any extra work for IE8 (of course your results may vary).
IE7 is now like a bad nightmare.