With IE11 making its way to W7 in the next few months.
Is it time to drop all support for <IE9
My own figures are
IE8 - 0.6%
IE7 - 1.2%
Of those percentages - Googlebot is responsible for 99% of them.
Of the XP users, the vast majority are using Chrome and a small percentage using FF and the odd few IE8.
I already barely support anything below IE9, except where it requires very little effort on my part. But now I'm thinking I should just drop support completely, upgrade to jQuery 2.x and many other things. Obviously my visitors are not using them.
But as developers are we maintaining this stranglehold that IE has by not abandoning them?
What kind of figures are other people seeing.
p.s. this is an ecommerce site and accommodation reservation site (and some smaller not busy sites), so there is no technical bias to my visitors other than they shop online
I see Google are dropping IE8 support in GA at the end of the year.