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    Hi everyone,

    In my spare time, I love checking out Codrops, which is a website that shares web design concepts. Mary Lou, the creator, is a creative genius and comes out with cool ideas after cool ideas. The problem with her idea/concepts is that they use CSS3 for main functions, such as layouts, transitions, and menus. I use CSS3 for transition-duration because it has built-in fallback. When you start using CSS3 for main functions however, older browsers will become unusable.

    In this example (http://tympanus.net/Development/Full...geTransitions/), Mary Lou makes a website that is like a OS interface. Extremely cool stuff. When you look at it in IE8 though, it looks like a Big Mac in a blender (see attachment).

    So, my question is this: is there a way to just have something else show up when the browser is detected as IE8? Or should I just keep saying to myself that I shouldn't learn this cool stuff yet, because it looks horrible on older browsers?
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    Conditional comments would do the trick there. This would allow you to learn things like this while still having a fallback.

    Mind you, I wouldn't worry too much about IE8. Since MS is retiring support for WinXP on April 8, IE7/8 will start really dropping off the map as people start to replace their PCs. Depending on the size of your market and the percentage that still use IE7/8, I say have something in place but don't spend a lot of time on it either...unless you're doing something weird like targeting China or something.
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    That's a great point about XP and IE7-8. I'll look into conditional statements as well. I haven't really picked that up because after trying to make my website IE6 compatible with position:fixed, I just said "F*** IT!!!" and gave up on IE6 about a year ago. As for IE7/8, I still keep it in the back of my mind, though it's fairly decent with most pages, except when it comes to CSS3. Thank you.

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    I say the same thing to IE6, but not IE7 and 8. IE6 has "6.3% adoption", although of that 6.3%, 2/3 is in China, India, and (surprisingly) Japan. Most of North America, it's down to 0.2% so unless you have a high-traffic website with a large IE6 base it's not even worth paying attention to.
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