I read that IE8 is not well supported for the twenty twelve theme because of its abilities to handle the CSS. That's not too much a problem for me, but I'd still like all my content to be shown if IE8 visits my site.
I changed the text color in the footer of the theme to be white and the respective background to be black. When I visit the site with IE8 the background is shown as white, but the text remains white as well. Hence it can't be read.
How can I fix this?
A skeleton of the site is here: