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    Does Wix support Internet Explorer 8?

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    Wix is not compatible with Internet Explorer 8 as this browser does not support HTML5 technology. Therefore, we are unable to provide support for this browser and other outdated browsers that do not support HTML5. Wix is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
     

    If one of your visitors views your site using Internet Explorer 8, they will see a banner recommending that they upgrade their browser to see the site correctly.

     

    Note: Visitors using Internet Explorer 8 will still be able to view and interact with your content. However, some advanced HTML5 features will not display properly.

     

    Many large technology companies, such as Google, have stopped supporting older browsers (Internet Explorer 8 included) in order to focus on advancing the future of Internet technology (such as HTML5).

    Perhaps most notable is that Microsoft has been forcing Internet Explorer updates, from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 9, through Windows updates (although you can opt-out of this) - for the same reasons stated above. You can read more in this Windows blog post from last year here.
     

    The good news is that by freeing our HTML5 platform from the constraints of Internet Explorer 8 compatibility, we will now be able to integrate spectacular new features for your benefit. To learn more, check out this article from the Wix Blog.

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