I touched on this a little in another thread (Sticky Header and Menu) but thought it better to move topic.
There are various sites that claim different stats for browser market share…
one of the latest articles I found was on OCT2013 and from the site The Next Web.
My concern is the way our sites are displaying, with Alora, on legacy browsers that still hold a significant market share on the Web. For example, the link above shows IE has 58% of the Web. They also go back to IE6; however, our site only has significant usage back to IE8. The Next Web article (above) also shows that 22% of Web users are still on IE8. IE 8 is the default browser in Windows 7 and a lot of companies still have not moved off of XP/IE8 (I know dark ages)… If I read the stats correctly, IE8 still has more usage than either of the competitors Chrome or Firefox.
I’ve personally rolled a machine back to Win7/IE8 and found a XP/IE8 browser to test with… both boxes have a broken navigation/menu. The menu will only display the parent menu items with no drop down to the child pages.
Without reworking the theme (unless its easy to fix)…
Do you know of a plug-in that will move the site to another theme?
My thought here is we have a plug-in to detect mobile browsers and move those sessions over to a low bandwidth environment (very striped down). Any way to do that… such as move IE8 (Chrome/Firefox older browsers) traffic to the Evolve theme?
In case the article goes away, the breakdown of the 3 top browsers are:
IE 58.22%: IE11 1.49%, IE10 18.94%, IE9 9.49%, IE8 21.76%, IE7 1.31% and IE6 4.93%
FF 18.70%: FF25 0.76%, FF24 12.79%, FF (old) 5.15%
C 15.42%: C30 10.45%, C29 2.4%, C (old) 2.57
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