Monday, June 27, 2011

Death of IE7

After burying IE6 successfully now it’s an awful turn of IE7. The worthless efforts I do to make my websites work properly in IE7 is coming to an end. Only 5% users are using IE7, which means soon enough Microsoft will send out funeral invitations, but this time for IE7 - http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_explorer.asp.

IE7 makes us give up many easy and tempting practices. We find something new every day and try to implement in our project. It works well in other all browsers but not in IE7, then what – client needs this to work in IE7 as well so? OK, let it be, find something that is compatible with IE7 too (IE7 please, stop doing this – your time is coming to an end, so at least be good).

We know we have several hacks for IE7. But hacks are not appropriate solutions for these issues. W3C will not validate our page/CSS if we use hacks for IE7.

I expressed my feeling here in brief because my latest project’s browser requirements are Internet Explorer8+. What a relief!