As Microsoft moves forward with IE 8 it is hoping to introduce new features that will help stop the bleeding of consumers switching to other browsers. While many hope that IE 8 will also help to ease webmasters pain of making every site work on every browser, that dream may not come true.
Mary-Jo Foley of ZDnet is reporting that IE 8"s incompatibility list is at "2400 major sites and counting". These are sites that do not render correctly natively in IE 8 and require an IE 7 layer to be running to display to web page correctly. The irony is that IE 8 is more web standard compliant yet coding for its previous product is causing havoc in the new engine. The problems can range from the entire page being rendered incorrectly or only portions of the page that break due to IE 8 standards.
Below are some of the larger sites from the list, the entire list can be found here: