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Jaime Rios
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Jaime Rios
Courses Plus Student 21,100 Points

When would be a good time to consider IE death ?

When would be a good time to consider IE death and stop worrying about making my websites IE compatible?

3 Answers

Unfortunately, probably not for a while yet.

The company I work for still uses old versions of IE (as old as IE6 in some places). They won't upgrade to the newest version because they have a lot of old systems that are not compatible with the latest browsers. This seems to be pretty common in many organisations (think about how many computers still run XP even though its no longer officially supported).

It's annoying, and creates a lot more work for the developer. Thankfully, like Andi said, there are polyfills like respond.js to make it a bit easier.

Stig Bratvold
Stig Bratvold
4,120 Points

Recently we made a policy at my work to stop supporting from IE8 and down for clients. IE9 and up for client work will still be around for years to come even though they changed the name of the newest version to Microsoft Edge.

And even though Microsoft changed the name of their browser there is still significant gaps in Edge's standards support compared to Firefox and Chrome.

The fact that there are so many organizations that can't upgrade like James is saying, and a lot of people think that the browser that came with the computer they bought is the "internet" means that we should not get our hopes up anytime soon as long as Microsoft rules the world.

Andi Wilkinson
Andi Wilkinson
26,822 Points

I thought they killed it? I just use respond.js :O

Jaime Rios
Jaime Rios
Courses Plus Student 21,100 Points

Could you provide more info, I mean, some resources to learn or a course on TH