• Would you go out of your way to make your project compatible with IE?
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Hey! Im just wondering, would you go out of your way to make your sites (your personal projects/blogs) compatible with IE?
Yes, I usually make my stuff at least look presentable in IE8 and above. Considering how many people use IE it's worth not alienating them from your content.
Suppose... I just wish IE would die. Its a horrific browser.
[QUOTE=Chizbang;39377699]Suppose... I just wish IE would die. Its a horrific browser.[/QUOTE] The latest few releases aren't as bad. I just wish people would upgrade them. Schools / Colleges / Work-places need to be forced to upgrade too... And yeah - I at least make a site work in IE.
I test in IE 9/10, Chrome Latest Stable and Firefox Latest Stable. That's all I really care about. Opera behaves for the most part, and I don't really care to test on it, but if it's critically important, why not. Most of my projects don't require that I do thorough blanket browser tests, but if I was doing work for a client or larger business, of course I'd do some additional testing based on demographic or traffic statistics.
Google stopped support for IE 8 and Microsoft is stopping support for it next year. So IE9+ is reasonable.
No webkit though... Thats what I hate about IE.
I support IE, i.e. IE 9 and IE 10. Not IE 6, IE 7 or IE 8.
Out of curiosity, how do you guys debug IE support? I only have IE10 on this computer, I'm not following how you can check how a site looks in an older version. My mom keeps complaining that the banner on her website doesn't work right on Internet Explorer (she forgot to mention it's IE7) but I can't really debug that.
[QUOTE=Banana Lord.;39380212]Out of curiosity, how do you guys debug IE support? I only have IE10 on this computer, I'm not following how you can check how a site looks in an older version. My mom keeps complaining that the banner on her website doesn't work right on Internet Explorer (she forgot to mention it's IE7) but I can't really debug that.[/QUOTE] IEtester. [editline]27th January 2013[/editline] Or VM's I suppose.
[QUOTE=Amiga OS;39380252]IEtester. [editline]27th January 2013[/editline] Or VM's I suppose.[/QUOTE] There's also the [url=http://utilu.com/IECollection/]IE Collection[/url]
I just use this. [t]http://ezyimg.info/Zf4j70[/t] [t]http://ezyimg.info/3o77vw[/t]
oh cool, thanks!
IEtester is not fairly accurate. I test it in a VM.
If you just need to test the layout, you can use Adobe's BrowserLab [URL]https://browserlab.adobe.com/[/URL] Also handy for cross-platform testing.
[QUOTE=Killervalon;39389879]If you just need to test the layout, you can use Adobe's BrowserLab [URL]https://browserlab.adobe.com/[/URL] Also handy for cross-platform testing.[/QUOTE] That doesn't let you test in older browsers anymore, last I checked. Also, I work in a B2B company and we test in IE7+. It's far more important in B2B as a large section of your audience will be using IE, unfortunately.
From now I'd go with IE9 and up. It's too much of a hassle otherwise.
I don't think my sites get many IE users, so I just make it usable for the latest versions. If anyone still uses IE7 or lower they should just be ashamed of their selves and gtfo the internet. [editline]7th February 2013[/editline] I really hope IE 11 or 12 will be up to date with the rest of the browsers.
IE10 already is. Only using chrome because it syncs with my android phone and the element inspector is amazing. If I get a win8 phone next I'm definitely moving over to IE for personal use.
You'd be surprised how many people do not give a rat's ass about what browser they're using. If you do your HTML/CSS properly it should display well in any browser.
[QUOTE=Kirth;39507646]You'd be surprised how many people do not give a rat's ass about what browser they're using. If you do your HTML/CSS properly it should display well in any browser.[/QUOTE] Well, depends on the kind of layout you're doing. But yes, you can make it look pretty similar.
Well, the "framework" of my personal site is by [url]http://html5boilerplate.com[/url]. So it's got that covered. Even if I didn't use that, I'd still make it compatible. Even though it is a pain to do.
[QUOTE=Streetser20;39377837]The latest few releases aren't as bad. I just wish people would upgrade them. Schools / Colleges / Work-places need to be forced to upgrade too... And yeah - I at least make a site work in IE.[/QUOTE] You seem to forget, a lot of Schools / Colleges / Work-places run Windows XP. IE8 is the highest version that Microsoft supports on Windows XP. There is nothing really wrong with the latest versions of IE, unforutantely I would say its quite a necessity to still support IE8, its the last 'legacy' version and the use of Windows XP in the business environment is still quite high (I mean think about it, it costs a fortune to upgrade a business to Windows 7 / 8, if it brings no real benefits then businesses just wont do it).
[QUOTE=Sharpshooter;39510546]You seem to forget, a lot of Schools / Colleges / Work-places run Windows XP. IE8 is the highest version that Microsoft supports on Windows XP. There is nothing really wrong with the latest versions of IE, unforutantely I would say its quite a necessity to still support IE8, its the last 'legacy' version and the use of Windows XP in the business environment is still quite high (I mean think about it, it costs a fortune to upgrade a business to Windows 7 / 8, if it brings no real benefits then businesses just wont do it).[/QUOTE] In less then a year microsoft is officially stopping support for xp. It will bring big benefits for anyone to upgrade.
[QUOTE=Miljaker;39516596]In less then a year microsoft is officially stopping support for xp. It will bring big benefits for anyone to upgrade.[/QUOTE] It's actually in April next year, but close enough.
[QUOTE=SteveUK;39516609]It's actually in April next year, but close enough.[/QUOTE] shhh :p
I support Internet Explorer 8 minimum because this is the maximum version Windows XP can run, and Windows XP is still supported. When the support goes, I will apply the same logic with Vista, supporting the maximum version of Internet Explorer that Vista can run
You have to support IE, so you know you will deliver a website everyone can see, I was taught, in the company I worked previously, to make them compatible with IE6 and up, firefox and safari, they sold all kinds of websites to users of all ages, some of them are old and barely go to the computer, they have old machines and old browsers and we're talking about the average business man, at least in where I live at. It only takes a little more work and effort to make it all browser compatible, why not? better to take some time and do it right than make a whole mess in the first place
[QUOTE=Ignition2k;39573562]It only takes a little more work and effort to make it all browser compatible, why not? better to take some time and do it right than make a whole mess in the first place[/QUOTE] Depends if you have a completely animated website...
If you pay me twice as much I'll make the site compatible with IE. Doesn't apply if you're okay with the site working only with the latest version.
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