For one recent site putting the respond in the same place as the site (as carasmo mentions) rather than “https://oss.maxcdn.com/html5shiv/3.7.2/html5shiv.min.js” did the trick
<div><!-- HTML5 shim and Respond.js for IE8 support of HTML5 elements and media queries --> <!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="js/html5shiv.min.js"></script> <script src="js/respond.min.js"></script> <![endif]--></div>
however i’ve copied this method to another site and it just doesn’t seem to work! I went back to the Bootstrap demo and this doesn’t seem to work either..
Can anyone help?