I am afraid - Yes, you are doomed! Seriously cannot your company get on with 2014 and upgrade their IE?
Most of the features in HTML5 are not supported by IE8
Yep, I know that IE8 and HTML5 are a pain in the back.
The fact that IE8 is the company standard is really ridiculous! But I'm in no position to change this, unfortunately. Guess what: my workplace computer runs on Windows XP and Windows 7 is just rolling out here. We're YEARS behind current, modern, up-to-date office technology. But with app. 250.000 employess worldwide it's not an easy task for IT to keep each and every office PC on the same level. It's practically a constant roll-out. I guess they're planning a Windows 8 rollout already. *sigh*
We DO have the (almost) latest FireFox and Chrome here, too, but only web savvy folks install them on their PCs. I'm in communications and the only browser I can be absolutely certain of is *sigh* IE8.
The day Firefox or Chrome or IE10+ will become the standard browser here is the day I'll jump for joy, believe me!
Still, with Windows 7 they managed to make IE8 the default browser!! Un-be-lievable!!
Good grief! I feel your pain–the force of inertia if hard to fight! Sometimes IT people just want to cover themselves and do not want to rock the boat. I understand though that the number of computers to update is a big deal and compatibility issues with hardware is hard to guess. A simple install sometimes becomes a nightmare and causes hours of frustration.
Maybe you should go back to some DOS animation!