Sometimes we say that not everything works on everybrowser that is outdated or broken. Here's an interesting take:
I particularly like this line:
"The way we've been able to keep our prices so low is by using technology to make our business efficient and streamlined. One of the things stopping that is our web team having to spend a lot of time making our new website look normal on IE7," the tech supply company stated in blog post.
The blessings of progress :)
6.8 percent tax on top of their order total?
where the bargain then?
it seems too much to me...
Who said: It's 1% inspiration and 99% transpiration?
.... and he was a Genius who knew that much work had to be done to realise his brilliany ideas.
>>>6.8 percent tax on top of their order total?
Yes, but then all you have to do is update the browser as it asks you to and you don't have to pay anything. Microsoft stops supporting the old browsers, so it's best to update when they ask.
what about to who's using an old mac with safari 2.0?
this "tax" looks like the tobin tax Merkel&C want for a "modern Europe", U.K. and other markets will thanks a lot, beside all, in the internet world, "the location" is insignificant
G, we only stopped coding our intranet for IE6 in the latter half of last year - that's public sector for you!!! :-D
imho they better advise the people they do not support old version and do not serve those clients, not asking more money to support it otherwise would have up-to-date-people the right to ask for a discount?
IMHO Probably who did not get last version have not money to update hardware and OS first.
This is mostly just a joke. I'm not being totally serious. I'm just chuckling over what a pain it is to support outdated browsers.
To update a browser from IE7 to new version requires no software or hardware purchase and it takes about 30 seconds :)
OK... I do know what you mean, anyhow it's not really true everything always works the same from IE7 to IE8.
then most of the people do not know how to upgrade and also who knows how to do it conscientiously thinks.. it works already, why should I change?
and *unbelievable* this thought is more common among the technichal people
I still have a client with W2K Server which works fine for them, they do not want to change, I do know I've to work more, I do have refresh a lot of stuff anytime (also tomorrow), but it my client and these days... plenty of people would like have a client like him.
btw did dyou know how may computer in the world still run Cobol? milions!
they are big industry, banks, insurance....
yeah..but that's very different from upgrading a browser which usually requires only to click accept, about 30 seconds and nothing else. You don't even know it's happening really. All the bookmarks and settings are retained.
G sometime it's not easy or matter of 30 seconds, it more because users do not want to change when it already works, too many time everyone had troubbles with windows, then have to call someone to solve.... someone like me and, believe me, I earned quite a few money to solve problems given on upgrade of browser, both IE and Firefox.
:) Upgrading the browser is a no brainer these days. It closes security gaps and makes things work better but I understand the psychology at play!
BTW I don't work with private people, where I go the browser is not used only to surf internet.
in some cases I had to install 2 differents browsers to do different jobs, sometime firefox is the new one and IE the old, other times is viceversa.
None can say to one of the bank they work with or to portal's owner where to get orders and everything for the everyday business
Hey, listen, with the "others" I'm fine with this broswer so it's you that have to do something...
As Internet citizens, we all have a responsibility to make the Internet a better place....
again... I DO say the browser has to be update (when stable), for me one of the main reason to do it is because new versions are always safer and NOT because someone (Kogan) makes a fine to me (6.8%).
For the Australian Online Retailer, to charges outdated browser, will be a... boomerang.
Have a good one. and remember casual users of the internet, please update your browsers :)
I have got to the stage where I use two browsers Firefox and Chrome. As I work in purchasing I am often looking at ten or fifteen sites at a time and if I split them between browsers I can find them easier.
The browser question is a bit like having a classic car that runs on leaded petrol. You are eventually forced to change it so it will run on unleaded as it is such a pain adding the special additive every time you fill up. People will just have to get used to upgrading their browsers. It is not as bad as updating your operating system afterall.