Internet Explorer 8
We've been considering dropping Internet Explorer version 8 (IE8) support for a while now. It's an outdated browser that keeps us from focusing on new technology, but we understood that some of our clients still had a small need for IE8. In the past we didn't want to charge extra to accommodate these clients, but with the Microsoft news we feel it's time to say goodbye. Starting in April we will no longer offer support for IE8 as a part of our normal developer package.
We feel this is a step in the right direction for us, our clients, and the future of the web. We are still supporting older versions than Google, which dropped IE8 support in the fall of 2012, and many developers stopped supporting it years ago as well.
Dropping support for IE8 not only allow us to use modern development techniques but also saves hours of work that are better spent developing a better product for you. Let's spend time working to support new browsers and devices rather than focusing on an outdated browser that has reached it's end of life.
IE8 Support as an Option
Organizations that depend on old versions of Internet Explorer or Windows XP should consider other browser options. If for some reason that is not possible for you or your customers then we will still offer support if needed, but there will be an extra cost to support this legacy browser.
If you have any questions about this change please feel free to contact us. We want to ensure that you are excited to move forward with us!