As stated in the VCU Web Standards and Guidelines, university websites must work on modern browsers.
The Compass repo supports the following browsers:
defaults and last 2 versions, not Explorer <= 11, not ExplorerMobile 11
Recommendations for viewing a Compass site:
Note: IE 11 is not supported by the Compass build system at this time, as the necessary CSS changes and JS polyfills are not included out of the box. This is due to the fact that IE 11 is insecure and deprecated by Microsoft.
Updated April 5, 2021
Compass is not Internet Explorer compatible, as the browser is insecure and deprecated by Microsoft. Our recommendation is to use a newer browser, such as Edge, Chrome, or Firefox.
If IE support is required for your project, you will need additional resources beyond what Compass provides. Any custom support for IE should be scoped at the beginning of a project, since it will impact the technical strategy and dependencies needed for development.
The Compass development team is not pursuing support for IE 11, since Microsoft has announced end of life for the product.
If you are using one of the mainstream browsers that updates itself automatically (eg: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari), you should not have to worry about manually updating your browser since it will be handled dynamically. If you have questions about installing browsers, contact your department IT representative to discuss.