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Internet Explorer: Worth the effort?

Discussion in 'Programming General' started by ThomasMosey, Jul 24, 2012.

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    Hey there,

    If you are a Website Owner, Web Developer, or even a Web Designer, do you think it's worth the effort to make sure your website looks similar to other Web browsers, and works accordingly, or do you just put a temp page telling the user to upgrade?

    Personally, I tend to do both; For IE >= 9, I allow views to the site, and all the features. Whereas any IE < 9 should not be able to view the site.

    What do you think?
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    As a professional freelance web designer and a web designer at a corporate hospital.. I make sure the compatibility flows from IE6 and up. I do not do anything below IE6.
    Although we have been discussing a few things and we are headed out of the IE6 version and to the IE7+. I easily make my layouts compatible with all versions though as it's not that difficult since IE6 has the amazing * in the css file to only apply to IE6. :)
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    When I'm forced to do anything visual, I typically don't worry about IE unless the client is paying for my time to make it IE compatible. I'm also a programmer, not a designer :p
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    I hate IE for me its either Firefox or GoogleChrome.

    And I think my GC is broken at the moment :/
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    I agree, but not to the extent of IE6 (That's just because the things I code are typically CSS3 rich, and unless there it a jQuery alternative for IE, it goes without it). Plus, Microsoft will soon be forcing updates from IE6 to the latest version.

    Fair enough, but I disagree with charging extra for IE compatibility; it seems a bit overboard and should have browser compatibility included in the packaged price. Maybe state you'll only check for compatibility with IE9+ to make it easier, and then have them pay extra for backwards compatibility from there.

    Try reinstalling it, and any drivers it may need. Plus, which browser you like isn't the topic of discussion, but thanks for your response anyway.

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    Hence the reason I said we are soon not going to worry about it... XD
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    Fair enough, I didn't fully understand your post, sorry :D
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    If I re-install it will I lose all my bookmarks?
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    No idea, google is your friend.
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    @ThomasMosey including it in the package price is still charging them, just not telling them that. Normally I say one quote that excludes IE and one that includes it. I feel that is the most fair to a customer, and most customers choose to forego IE. :)
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    I'll leave it, its only the homepage that's broken/got a problem.
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    I never accommodate to IE. Doing so always ends in hacks putting you one step backwards.

    Besides, those on the lower versions of IE tend to be business people, and using computers at their job too. I imagine my type of sites don't appeal to that audience, and they shouldn't be getting on games at their job anyways.

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