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CSS CSS Layout Basics CSS Layout Project Creating and Styling the Layout Containers

Daniel Kurowski
Daniel Kurowski
11,231 Points

Media Queries and IE

Ok, I like the idea of Mobile-First approach etc. But IE still does not support media queries (not 100%). So, how do you deal with that guys?

2 Answers

Casey Ydenberg
Casey Ydenberg
15,622 Points

IE9+ DOES support media queries. So the question is if ditching IE6-8 support is worth being able to take the approach you would like. You may be hurting some users, you are also doing the greater dev community a great service.

It should be noted that MS itself will no longer be supporting anything except IE11 (and Edge) starting in January. Are we as developers really going to keep supporting browsers that the original vendor has left behind?

There is also the possibility of using a polyfill (Respond.js), or of being OK with IE8 users seeing the "mobile" version of the site. Remember, these users are used to seeing crappy versions of websites - there's a good chance you can make the site legible for them without having the layout/design that modern browsers support.

Daniel Kurowski
Daniel Kurowski
11,231 Points

Thanks for your reply:) you're right actually. I had no idea MS is ditching support for IE8