Internet Explorer 8 Will Break Thousands of Websites Today

  • Comments: 3
  • Written on: March 19th, 2009

Microsoft’s long-awaited Internet Explorer version 8 is complete and will be released this morning via at 11 A.M. CST as well as the Internet Explorer 8 Website and thousands of websites will be instantly broken by the new browser.

Everything about IE8 is pretty much run of the mill with a couple exceptions.  IE8 will conform to standards set by other browsers such as Mozilla’s Firefox.  As a result, websites that were coded to work exclusively on previous versions of IE may not display correctly in IE8.

If you own a website that is not displaying correctly in IE8, Schrock Innovations offers a special program where our web design staff can bring your website into compliance at a discounted hourly rate.  Contact Schrock Innovations for more information on the program.

To help counter the compatibility situation, Microsoft is offering users a downloadable Compatibility List of sites which automatically default to the older versions of Internet Explorer 7 to properly display the older websites.  in order to lessen compatibility problems with IE 8.

Microsoft is planning to push IE 8 to users via its automatic updating mechanisms, but has yet to set a date as to when it will do so. In the interim, downloading the IE 8 code from Microsoft’s Web site will be the way interested users can obtain the latest release of the Microsoft browser.

Microsoft also plans to bundle IE 8 with Windows 7 when that operating system is launched, most likely later this year.

  1. Cancer Hospital FL said on June 17th, 2009 at 4:10 am

    I will check my site on IE 8. Thanks for information.

  2. Dekoracje Tort said on December 15th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    IE8 is much better than 7 and older, i heard that it will be a final version IE, but i think i’ll never back to IE

  3. […] Team has been busy the past few days testing our clients’ website to make certain they will display properly in IE8.  In the coming weeks, IE 8 will be pushed to every Windows XP and Vista user through Windows […]

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