Say goodbye to IE (Internet Explorer)
Hi Guys, I was looking through our stats to see how many people still use IE6 (Internet Explorer 6) thankfully not that many any more - but I was still surprised to see that 51% of people visiting Over50sForum still use IE (all versions of it)
I know most of that is probably guests, but just in case any of our regular members use IE I am posting this in an attempt to get you to switch to a more standards compliant browser - because all future sites I am (and most other devs are) working on will work best in the modern browsers
(hint: remember that site I was on about about raising a million for dog charities - that's one of them - another is the social network
). You will just get a much much much better user experience with a good browser. Not to mention how much more secure they are than IE - some people say using IE is like leaving your front door open!
The two 'best' browsers in terms of adoption of the newest technologies are Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari, and out of the two I recommend Chrome (unless you're a Mac user in which case Safari is a good choice).
Other good choices are Opera and Firefox who are much better than IE, but just lagging a bit behind Chrome and Safari. Either of these browsers will be miles better than IE (esp in terms of security), and so from today we are officially recommending Google Chrome for the three main points above.
You can download it from here:
You'll have to trust me when I say the sites we're working on will be a squillion times better in it
For anyone wanting to see just what features are supported by which browsers (and why Chrome is leading the way) check out this link: http://html5readiness.com/