Its Not Time to Drop IE7April 16, 2011
I was listening to the Sitepoint podcast and they started discussing that some web designers are calling for people now to start dropping support for IE7, my first reactions was they are talking bollocks and to my feelings have not changed.
The reasons I think that web designers saying that IE7 should be dropped are talking bollocks is because when I went to work for Pennant Training Systems at the end of 2010 I was using IE7 because they had no put updates on to the computer because some flash moves needed to be tested in it.
I know IE7 is not the best browser in the world but if you are coding with progressive enhancement in mind then really your website should look as well as they can be on IE7.
The way I code at the moment is that I design and build my websites using the latest version of FireFox 3, This may increase to FireFox 4 soon. Then if I need to tweak the sites layout or design for IE 7 and 8 I just make a different IE only style sheet. This approach works for me and i see no problem with it, everybody wins and the content of the of site gets across to the people that are viewing the site.This entry was posted in Web Design and tagged browser support, IE6, IE7, IE9, web standards. Bookmark the permalink. ← @fontfaces firefox4 problem WWE Superstar Edge retirement →