OK I think I solved this thing. I spent about three hours on this because it was bugging me..
Check your Adobe SVG install. You can use this test image to check on the install http://www-eng-x.llnl.gov/documents/tests/svg.html
After verifying your SVG install do the following:
- load default page as detailed earlier
- Click on the Enter link
- You should now see the blank frames - press F12 - this will bring up the debug tools either in a new window or across the bottom of the screen.
- look for the Browser mode and select IE 8
- go back to the blank frames. If it doesn't automatically reload - press reload and the app should work from here..
You will need to do this each time you use it.
This is more of a workaround as the real fix is to correct the JS compatibility issues. I am too lazy to fix the errors and this is pretty easy.