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http://techportal.co.za/files/image001.png Why does the Internet Explorer browser family have a special reputation with web developers? Sites are always like "We've got this new feature up! Unfortunately, internet explorer does not support it, so ditch that dinosaur of a browser and get firefox/chrome!" :(

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  1. yasinaydin
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    Because there are many web developers who use only windows / only aware of IIS and .NET framework.

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  2. s3a
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    This might sound (unintentionally) harsh but it's what I think. The vast majority of users use Windows and the version of Internet Explorer included with that version of Windows. This is a reason why it is targeted heavily. I also don't think that they even bother updating that browser alone unless Windows update does it for them! That and many people like XP because "it just works" and those same people don't care about fancy new features because using a computer is the least of their priorities and businesses have to target those people as well since they're the majority.

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    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/ IE accounts for about 53% of web hits. It may not be a good browser, but it is used a lot. Micro$oft only bothers with standards compliance when they feel like it, and encourage non-standard code so pages break when someone dares use a different browser.

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    The only reason it is used is in most of the countries the computers are shipped with Windows and they dont know any other browser.

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    well almost always test web pages starting with IE this is because It requires the most work arounds to get the webpages to work across all browsers without building multiple pages for each browser and then using javascript to detect browser and resolutions.....I will admit thought that I just javascript to sniff browser resolution and then either redirrect or display a certain part of a webpage that works best with the browsers current resolution. This only works well on small sites that don't have 100 pages ...mulitple pages would be a nightmare to maintain......hint: I often use CSS to minimize my resolution to 1024x768 pixels.....this makes my life easier and my pages often look good without additional mobile sniffing.....I have a android thunderbolt and what i just said holds true on it.....haven't tried a smaller screen yet but i suspect it will work my screen size is smaller than 1024x768. I dream of somebody building an intelligent browser that can quickly .....render all of a webpages content to the proper size this would mean i wouldn't have to use multiple workarounds for each browser i want to develop on. I can hear the privacy/copyright advocates now ....not that it matters much. I predict HTML6 and IE11 <all browsers> will do as I suggest and I can concentrate more on sever side logic/code without wasting all my time worrying about cross browser compliance. thanks for taking the time to read this --calmchess

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    IE9 is ok, just older versions sucks but people still keep using them because they are already there when OS is installed, like windows XP and of course all old browsers would suck like firefox chrome, but people don't use them because you need to download them and if you do so you get newest versions

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