By SafetyCulture Team   |  
February 4th, 2015

Why we aren't supporting Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)

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The internet of today is a very different experience to the internet of 5 years ago. And that’s a good thing! Great web apps and software platforms make the most of this by delivering rich and interactive experiences. Not to mention stability and speed.

Some web browsers are keeping up, and some are… well… not.

We’d love nothing more than to support all browsers, but for some, the development time and energy required just doesn’t add up. If it keeps us from spending our time improving your product and overall experience, then it’s time to reconsider.

For that reason, we can’t carry IE8 with us anymore. Here’s a few more good reasons:

  1. It’s just not a great experience. Pages may not load properly, or at all.
  2. Microsoft – IE8’s developer – will no longer support it.
  3. Only 2.7% of web users continue to struggle on stoically with IE8.

If you are one of the 2.7% on IE8, don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone! But the good news is, we fully support IE9, 10 & 11. You’ll also have much more fun changing over to any of these.


If you want the latest – fully supported- Internet Explorer, you can get that here:


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