Promote The Web; Eliminate Internet Explorer

18 06 2007

As a web designer and avid surfer, I’m growing more and more perturbed by the lack of W3C standards support in the most used browser, Internet Explorer (IE). IE is slowing down the web and I suspect the vast majority of web users have no idea the enhanced web experience IE is robbing them of.

Perhaps greatest among these are the wonderful features offered by CSS2, a large many of which are not supported in IE7 although IE7 has made great improvements over its predecessors. CSS2 offers designers a vast array of tools and techniques for displaying web content but in order to maintain compatibility with those still using IE, designers must pass on using those enhancements or spend extra time developing 2 versions of their pages; one for Internet Explorer, and another for compliant browsers, (i.e. Firefox, Opera, Netscape, Safari).

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