|Posted: February 24, 2009, 11:58 pm - IP Logged|
Thank you Todd! You're so good! Question. . .. when this site goes to IE8 will I have to switch over soon? Because I'm running some screenwriting software right now and until these scripts are finished I'll be afraid to switch over to IE8.
@chasingadream, @TigerAngel, @Halle99: Thanks!
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No need to switch -- you can do that whenever you're ready. It's really just work I need to do on my end, to be sure that the site works fine in both IE7 and IE8.
One important thing to note is that I'm going to have to drop IE6 compatibility testing sometime this year, as trying to keep the site compatible with that ancient browser is going to be too difficult. Keeping it compatible and tested with two versions of IE is reasonable, but three is crazy.
One thing the site update will have this week is a sort of "reminder" message to IE6 users to get moving and upgrade to IE7 (if not IE8) right now. There really is no reason to still be on IE6, especially given the tremendous security risks every IE6 user faces. It is a very unsecure web browser.
If you're on IE7, I will continue to support that browser fo a long time.
With IE8, I can report that it is a very good browser, and I have been running it as my primary web browser for several months now. It is very safe for any IE7 user to upgrade to IE8, because there is a compatibility button built in: if a site is not compatible with IE8 for some reason, just click the little button, and the site will operate as if you are using IE7. It works extremely well, and I have never had it fail a single time.
IE8 is still in it's Release Candidate stage, so I don't necessarily recommend upgrading yet. The release is most likely only a couple weeks away, so I would recommend just hanging in there and upgrading when it is officially released.