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IE < v11 retired

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IE11 has a lot of the same problems as earlier versions, particularly with SVG and 3D transforms, so you're not in the clear yet. Looks like IE11 still has a lot of users.

 

http://caniuse.com/usage-table

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At some point we'll probably remove IE8 support in GSAP just because it's SOOOO old and requires such hacks. We're not quite there yet though. If anyone disagrees or has suggestions, we're all ears. 

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I don't see any point of supporting IE8 if Microsoft won't. If somebody wants support for older versions of IE, they can always use an older version of GSAP. That's what you have to do with jQuery since 2.x dropped support.

 

Besides how many people actually use IE8 outside of the government, companies with bad IT departments, and my grandma? Probably not your target market if you are doing animations.

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What's grandma going to think when she doesn't see all your fancy animations, Blake? She's gonna be so disappointed. 

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Hmmmm... I can always send her a link to a geocities version. Those animations are guaranteed to work in almost any browser. On top of that, it improves the overall user experience. Just look at how much better the GreenSock front page is...

 

http://www.wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/content.php?theme=3&music=4&url=greensock.com

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Just to add my measly two cents :blink:

 

As far as IE.. which is the same for all version s from iE10 and above. Is when doing 3D keep in mind that IE does not support the CSS property

transform-style:preserve-3d

So you would need to apply transformPerspective on your elements instead of using perspective on their parents. And in IE you have to animate each element separately when using transformPerspective in order to achieve proper 3D effects.

 

But that has nothing to do with GSAP and more to do with browser support for IE of certain 3D transforms and CSS properties that are needed to achieve 3D in IE10 and above.

 

Microsoft fixed a lot of rendering bugs for CSS 2D and 3D transforms with version IE10 and IE11. But the most important properties still have some bugs, but they can be resolved by different HTML markup and or other CSS properties, since IE's CSS and JS parser is really strict.

 

Good News though.. Ding Dong the IE9-IE10 wicked witches are dead :)

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would removing IE8 support reduce file size significantly?  If so I think it would be very worthwhile. 

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Removing IE8 support would reduce file size, but it wouldn't be drastic. Probably not more than 5%-8%. Every little bit counts though :) 

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