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It will be better if you start designing according to the original resolution rather than relying on the zoom level since there won't be many windows devices out there which have a default zoom level set. For e.g HP OMni Tablet has a zoom level of 100% set by default and its resolution is 1920x1200. So your media queries might not work there. A good ...


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My rule of thumb is to use custom dialogs whenever possible. Lately, I've been using jQuery's modal dialog for this, but that's just because we're already using jQuery on our current project. This allows you to customize the look and feel to match the rest of your site. It also allows you to modify button text appropriately. For example, with the OS dialog, ...


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Google Chrome > Legacy Browser Support Google offers Legacy Browser Support, enabling automatic switching between Google Chrome and an older legacy browser (such as Internet Explorer). From their web site: Your organization may use web apps built for browsers that are now a few versions old. Deploying Chrome unlocks the benefits of the modern web, ...


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I thought about sharing an interesting insight: IE8 is dying fast (looks like exponential decay). Not dead yet, but by the end of the year and by the current trend, IE8 market share globally should be under 1%. This is great news for most developer thinking about starting to build something now. However, as it has been explained, you should know your ...


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I'm biased towards not catering to users who are still on IE7 given how old it is and MSFT's lack of support for it. IE7 was released in 2006. 8 years ago. I'd encourage you to resist the temptation to hold back on releasing the entire site because some percentage of your potential customers will be unable to access it on some percentage of the devices at ...


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You will need to write a whole bunch of additional styles. You can do so with this syntax: <!--[if IE 7]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="ie7.css"> <![endif]--> ... and it's gone. EDIT To explain this, yes of course it is necessary to support IE7. Your goal is to design a user experience for the client, and if the ...


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Don't blame the user for their situation. This is not about who's right, and what's correct. The last thing you want to do, from a UX perspective, is judge your users. A modal dialog telling them to upgrade is the ultimate form of self-righteousness. They are not you, it is not their responsibility to know about browsers and stuff. You may feel like it is, ...


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I think the best thing is to use some kind of progressive enhancement. Anything IE8 and below should get served a simplified single-column site and any more advanced layouts should be in media queries that will only be processed by more modern non cringe-worthy browsers. I agree with JonW that the people who are stuck in the situation likely can't upgrade ...


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For the general Internet audience, you'd be better off telling the users that they could/should upgrade to a newer browser. After all, IE7 or less is run on less than 1% of the world's web (thankfully!), and you shouldn't be supporting such a minimal audience. For your specific audience, where money runs tight and upgrades are not forthcoming anytime soon, ...


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It strikes me that you probably should have researched your userbase before building the site. But hey, you're in this situation now so you need to deal with it as you find it. I am not surprised that hospitals / academic institutions are using IE7. Performing an entire refresh of the OS, browers, hardware etc. is a very costly exercise, so you'll likely ...


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Windows Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if you use it (or any other browser) to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Ref: Windows XP support has ended It is safe to address this to IT of the hospital that they need to upgrade to at least IE 9 due to safety reasons.


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I think just showing a message asking user to upgrade the browser is enough. It is difficult to satisfy needs of all. Satisfying the old browsers may lead to compromise on user experience for new browsers Considering your target audience, if they are looking for academics related information then I am sure they would be using latest browsers like chrome, ...



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