Microsoft has announced that as of April 8, 2014 they will no loner support Windows XP. Since Internet Explorer 8 is only available with XP, we will also stop providing support for that browser at that time. That does not mean however that your site will cease to work in IE 8. Nothing with existing themes will change immediately. It does mean that as we develop new themes and provide updates for our existing ones, we will not be testing those in IE 8 anymore.
Without support for XP, the time to make a change has come if you’re still using that operating system. If it’s not possible to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 or purchase a new computer, we would encourage switching to either Chrome or Firefox.