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Topic # 104133 15-Jun-2012 14:20 Send private message

just saw this, 

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18440979

basically if you try to buy something from their website in ie7 or below, they charge your a small IE7 tax, currently 6.8% (0.1% for each month after IE7 was first released)




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  Reply # 641394 15-Jun-2012 14:29 Send private message

oh lame. still a good idea, well sort of...




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  Reply # 641400 15-Jun-2012 14:36 Send private message

I still find it staggering that so many individuals and corporates are still on IE7 and even worse IE6... Sure this might be a marketing stunt, but kudos to them for drawing attention to it. The sooner IE6\7 die the better. :P

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  Reply # 641461 15-Jun-2012 15:36 Send private message

sidefx: I still find it staggering that so many individuals and corporates are still on IE7 and even worse IE6... Sure this might be a marketing stunt, but kudos to them for drawing attention to it. The sooner IE6\7 die the better. :P


I posted about this in March 2012 in my blog. Most of the visitors to Geekzone using Internet Explorer are actually on IE9 and IE8. IE7 currently are 11% and IE6 are only 1.5%.

It's known from other sources that IE6 is now almost mostly gone from most Internet facing computers.









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  Reply # 641470 15-Jun-2012 15:52 Send private message

Man they should do it. It's so true, I reckon if I had to make a number of sites I designed work on IE6 it would cost about 3 times the prices of that design again LOL.





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  Reply # 641475 15-Jun-2012 15:55 Send private message

Zeon: ...if I had to make a number of sites I designed work on IE6 it would cost about 3 times the prices of that design again LOL.


"if I had to make" so you don't. And you don't then it doesn't cost you anything. No complaints then.





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  Reply # 641497 15-Jun-2012 16:22 Send private message

I wouldn't cry if IE disappeared altogether. The number of websites that work fine in IE8, but features on them break in IE 9+ (tested on multiple computers) means that I don't use it.



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  Reply # 641535 15-Jun-2012 17:53 Send private message

mattwnz: I wouldn't cry if IE disappeared altogether. The number of websites that work fine in IE8, but features on them break in IE 9+ (tested on multiple computers) means that I don't use it.


i have never seen any site like this.  ive been using chrome since version 2, i was using flock/firefox before that.   

there use to be the occasional site that required IE (sony.co.nz being one) or something that didnt render properly.  but now days i never come across a site that doesnt work in chrome.

there are plenty of webapps however that require IE, but most people never see those, and they usually do work fine in other browsers, for the most part, just havent been QA'ed for other browsers.

as a webdeveloper, supporting IE7 isnt that hard, IE6 was harder, but still, you can make the websites/webapps look ok in ie6/7 and work ok without much trouble.  you only run into trouble mostly around the styling/positioning of elements, but with a little modernizr and css tricks (not hacks, theres plenty of non hacks nowdays to target a specific browser without JS) you dont really need to spend that much more time.

the last web app i did had about 10 unique pages, lots of controls/divs etc on each page, and i spent about a couple of hours making it work in IE6/7.  

most things still work fine in IE7....




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