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Mobile-first media queries and MSIE backwards compatibility

If you have to support Internet Explorer 8 (or, gasp!, even earlier versions of IE) in a modern website design, you’ll probably run into issues with media queries (especially if you’re using a mobile-first approach).  One option is to use Respond.js, but in my experience this can lead to a significant performance hit and cross-domain issues (if you’re using a CDN for assets, for example).  I recently discovered an alternate approach which in my opinion is much cleaner and simpler (especially if you’re already using Grunt as part of your build process).

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