Since I started creating Word Press themes I have come across a common issue… Internet Explorer. Yah, the big “e” of Microsoft. Now I’m not some techie geek that can tell you why internet explorer fails in so many ways, but it does. What’s my issue? I can create a theme that a client just loves… until they open it in IE! Then it’s crap not the masterpiece I created in FireFox! The colors are off, the CSS is off, it’s just not the same. My own site doesn’t look so hot in IE & it was coded by someone with skills way beyond my current capabilities!
So, when I was followed by Primal Media on Twitter and checked out their site, I was so happy to find this…
Internet Explorer (IE) has long been the worst offender, refusing to comply with web standards. So websites that would look almost identical in Firefox and Safari could look almost unintelligable in IE.
This meant web designers had to spend countless hours debugging code and patching various IE bugs using hacks – a time consuming and frustrating process.
The declining market share of Internet Explorer is very good news. The trend towards more standards-compliant browsers like Firefox and Safari should mean less headaches for us web designers in the future.
read all of PrimalMedia’s post: Browser Wars: Firefox, Safari Gaining Ground
Whew! I’m not an idiot alone!
So, what’s the answer to this issue? Use FireFox! Luckily 58.6% of my current readers already do, but 30.1% of you have yet to come hang with the cool kids! What are you waiting for? For more information read Spreading Firefox, One User at a Time.
BTW, Firefox didn’t come to little ol’ me and ask me to plug them. This is my blog & my opinion!
Have a great night!