JAB_Creations - 8:53 pm on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
We actually write code in IE8 first.
This is actually the single worst thing you can do. While Microsoft spent 98% of it's effort on cleaning up the CSS out of all of it's work on IE8 it does not serve as any baseline. You either code for Gecko or WebKit first, then the other, then Presto (while it's still around) and then lastly and always lastly Internet Explorer. I have an IECCSS tutorial which shows how there is absolutely no need to use CSS hacks ever regardless of how old a version of IE you support.