It’s a well-known fact that the folks at Microsoft have long had their tail between their legs, because of IE. The proverbial enemy of every front-end developer and the go-to brunt of the joke at conferences and chatrooms (and even in client meetings) has been IE8 and below.
Let’s move past the IE bashing, and talk about jQuery’s plan to drop support for old IE.
Don’t entirely drop old IE until its usage is miniscule.
Certainly, there are plenty of web development firms that have already dropped support. Most of us have long since dropped IE6, with many doing the same for IE7. But there is still a significant push to hold on to the IE8 crowd.