We've taken Internet Explorer 7 off of the EERE Testing Suite! This means that we will no longer test EERE's Web pages in Internet Explorer 7. You might be wondering how this affects your sites.
Our developers ensure that every Web page on EERE works in every browser and browser version in the testing suite. So if a browser is in the Testing Suite, then our sites should display correctly in all of them.
We determine which browsers go on this list by looking at the site-wide EERE stats. If a browser is used by more than 5% of our users, we test in it. When a browser drops beneath 5%, we take it off. That way, we're ensuring that our sites work well in every browser used by the majority of our users.
What does this mean? It means that, from now on, we won't test our sites in IE7. Our current sites should still work in this browser, since they were tested and coded to work in IE7. But as our sites are updated and continue to change, there is a greater chance that sites won't display properly. If you're using IE7, you should upgrade to a more recent browser.
As always, if you have any questions, please leave a comment here on the blog or contact the Communication Standards webmaster. We're always glad to answer your questions!