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I decided to post here instead of the web forum to get more opinions.

My boss has asked me to come up with a 'browser support strategy' that covers both internal projects and external projects.

The reason for this is mostly: in a just released a public web site we are getting feedback like "this doesn't look right on my Kindle Fire" there is too much white space at the top (or whatever).
The problem is that we could chew up the rest of our careers responding to this if we aren't careful - currently the person in charge says 'we should support all mobile devices out there' and we have spent hours on stuff that (in my opinion) we shouldn't have.

We are getting some loaner devices so we can at least see for ourselves what the problem is (rather than rely on an email description of what's wrong - that's an improvement.

We have to support IE7 because of the number of users on it within our organization - I'd love to ditch it but people are only moving off about 0.5% per month and it has a 30% share of current page hits.

All help is appreciated. I searched and haven't find anything relevant except a graded browser support idea that I found at yuilibrary.com.

My current thought is to have categories like:
A = we will fix it if something looks wrong, QA will test these browsers
B = it only has to look roughly the same as tier A, we will only fix it if something is missing or doesn't work, QA does NOT test these browsers
C = These are considered rare browser platforms and users should not expect them to work. If money is provided to support a specific broser in the category we can do it, but it will not be supported ongoing (if it works now and breaks in a month we will not fix the break).
F = These are antiquated browsers which are not supported for any reason
Do any of you have a browser list that you target support for?

Any recommendations? (Aside from drop IE7 - we're working on that battle)

Comments on how to word my ABCF scale and what should be in it are welcome also.

Thanks,
-Chris C.

EDIT: Example of Tier "F" would be IE6, IE5.5, etc.)
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