IE 7.0 is available and I don’t care

As any reader of this blog who uses IE will attest, I could care less about Microsoft Internet Explorer as indicated by the sad state of this blog’s WordPress template and the breakage that occurs when the right sidebar gets lumped at the bottom of the page. If I cared I’d fix it.

And I don’t care. In fact I have little interest anymore in cross-browser compatibility. This is a sad commentary on how selfish I have become in my singular view that world needs to be using FireFox. When I run across perfectly intelligent users who were on past versions of IE, and try to demonstrate how to use – to open links in a tab, only to see nothing happen I throw up my hands and question how anyone can operate without tabs.

So, someday soon my Windows Updater is going to suck down IE 7 and I’ll look at it, but I certainly don’t feel compelled to rush to Microsoft’s site to download a copy manually. For a page designer/usability geek, IE needs to be their primary interface for page checking; for me, as a selfish/self-centered user and operator, Firefox will continue and I look forward to the release of 2.0

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “IE 7.0 is available and I don’t care”

  1. I’ve tested 20 sites in the past couple days, and now have several weeks of work. I posted on our blog letting customers know it was coming, and have had a very positive response from those who’ve been contacted so far, both those who we will upgrade for free (recent clients) and those who we’ll be charging. In most cases, the fixes are simple.

    CSS issues, plus some problems with Microsoft specific form controls are the only issues we’ve come across. The form controls are only issues in a couple old ASP web apps.

    While it’s not important for this blog, it is a big issue for companies. Check IE 7 now on your sites and web apps to avoid nasty surprises next month.

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