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At what visitor share do you stop supporting a given browser?

I'm lead dev for a large website which has a higher than average percentage of IE6 users - about 4.4% of our audience. Our new version is going to make use of progressive enhancement - including ...
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So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit?

Google recently announced that they will no longer support older browsers on Aug 1st: For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the ...
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Can changing websites from XHTML 1.0 to HTML5 affect rendering in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8?

We are considering the pros and cons of switching from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML5 for our website (for instance, to enhance our SERP positions by using microdata and new specific HTML5 tags for ...
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Should I tell visitors that their browser is out-of-date?

I have seen many sites like browser-update.org that provide small bits of JavaScript & CSS to implement in a page that inform a user through a yellow bar at the top of the page that their browser ...
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When updating to HTML5, will adding <!doctype html>, <article>, and microdata result in rendering problems in older browsers?

When updating our website from XHTML to HTML5, will changing the following things result in rendering problems for our site in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8: Specify <!doctype html>. ...