I am about to redevelop a health-related website which has the following user statistics:
80% users from hospitals and counties (90% of these use IE8 on Desktop PCs)
20% public users such as journalists etc. (using a variety of browsers and devices)
One can possibly assume that the larger group - the 80% - will be limited to IE8-IE9 on PCs for the next 2 years or so. But gradually they may start using other devices and browsers to access the website ...
The primary use cases of the website is to report data using forms and see data via charts + the usual suspects: about page, contact etc.
Given this scenario, should I develop a responsive website?
Are there other aspects I should take into account to determine this?
If not going the responsive route, are there other techniques that could be applied to make it more device independent? For example:
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"/>