jQuery is putting the finishing touches on the final version of its core that will support IE6 and IE7, and another version will drop support for Opera 12.1x and Safari 5.1. At this point, it should disturb and affect very few users, and it makes sense from their stand point. Removing a lot of ancient browser support will clean up and compact the code — both affecting and improving the user experience for the vast majority.
Posts Tagged ‘IE’
I missed this, but Internet Explorer 10 removes the ability to parse out the conditional style sheets, the browser in the past has often required to get it inline with what every other browser was doing. Obviously, this hasn’t caused too much alarm because IE 10 has played catchup to the rest of the modern browsers.
I haven’t come up with a need to specifically target IE10, but the link below gives a way to do it. It would in a pinch, also allow you to target any given browser, as long as you knew and targetted its user agent string.
This isn’t an April Fools post. IE really does suck, and continue to suck. Sure, they’ve improved some things and broken some new things. IE continues to lag behind every other browser.
A co-worker sent the site below a couple weeks ago, and I’ve been meaning to post it on here. The site gives a ton of examples of how IE does things wrong and differently than the rest of the pack.
Time and time again, nothing beats testing in true environments: in the case of a Windows browser, that means us Mac users must possess multiple OS’s running multiple versions of the web browsers from Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox. Faking it any other way is only asking for trouble. I’ve experienced it time and time again.
Here’s another article that supports that, this time using IE9’s browser modes.
We do tend to give Internet Explorer a bad rap. OK, it totally deserves it. But it’s interesting to read a little bit of the history of the earlier versions of IE. I don’t really recall IE from that time period. I was completely focused on Netscape and Mosaic before that.
I really had no idea that so much of today’s web development landscape had its foundations in Micrsoft’s web browser.