"Internet Explorer has, ironically, set the internet back at least six years." ~ Me, during an inner monologue 2 minutes ago
I don't know what benefits IE now gives us, other than not slowing down Flash playback. I'd appreciate it if they redo the rendering engine. Maybe if they buy Mozilla...
IE (in all its forms) just doesn't "get it." True, for a time, it was the best thing going, and I whined about Netscape sucking. And, for a time, I rejoiced when IE was the dominant browser. But this was 5 years ago... and IE has done little/nothing to adapt to evolving standards. This is old news, but I just wanted to vent because I feel like too many developers and designers just resign themselves to catering to IE's quirks and bugs and restrictions. "Let my people go."
Things will get better soon. Where I work, we're finally having meaningful conversations about web standards. Many developers still don't have a clue about what xhtml/css is good for (and these are "experts" I'm talking about). MS counts on those who don't complain about IE's problems, I guess. Maybe if there was a huge petition driven by celebrities and football hooligans, it'd finally get done.
No doubt things are getting better. Fire Fox represents over 30% of the traffic to this site. That is certainly a great trend to see.
Hopefully, with the impending launch of our second business, we'll have something to add to the wave that will help to push Microsoft and IE to get with the damn program.
I accidentally clicked my IE icon instead of Mozilla the other day. I think that my laptop actually laughed at me.
I have been using the Intarweb long enough to remember asking my dorky computer teacher with unveiled skepticism why he was using this "Internet Explorer" thing instead of Netscape. Back then, it was a big step up.
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