As a web designer you can occasionally get scares when you produce a lovely site only to find it looks like a dog’s dinner in IE8 or below.

Unfortunately you cannot get IE8 on Windows 7 or 8.
I have recently found a nice way to test in IE8.

  1. Open up your current version of Internet Explorer.
  2. Click F12
  3. Select the icon at the bottom of the panel that appears in the bottom left, which looks like a desktop screen and tablet.
  4. Beside document mode, select 8.

That is it!

See the pictures below for more information:

check in internet explorer 8

select IE8

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