On the 8th April 2014 Microsoft will officially drop support for Windows XP, and with it, drop support for the aging Internet Explorer 8 browser.
From this date we’ll also stop offering default support for IE8 in the new websites we produce here at Access.
The reason’s simple: Internet Explorer 8, which was released in 2009, lacks support for a wide range of CSS3 and HTML5 standards we’ve come to rely on for crafting modern web layouts and styles.
So what can users of Windows XP/Internet Explorer 8 do?
- Upgrade your operating system (you’re using a museum piece)
- Do nothing and suffer an ever worsening web experience
Using another web browser?
- Great news, you’re helping us to use the shiny cool features of the modern web
- Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Firefox and Safari are all designed to automatically keep themselves updated to give you access to the latest web standards
Not sure which browser you're using? www.whatsmybrowser.org