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  1. Karen
    September 28, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    IE should cease.
    I recently just designed this website for a client. It was my very first design job and I wanted to make it good.
    So I was happily designing, when I went over to meet the client one day and she showed me how the site looks in IE.

    I had to go home and tweak the site until it looked good on IE. What a waste of my time.


    • Adri
      September 28, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

      I haven’t had a client like that before. So far my clients (all relatives LOL were a lot more updated than me, let alone the type of browser they were using. An uncle of mine was really critical because he wanted his architectural firm responsive because his partner would be working a lot from his phone and iPad. Some months later, a client of his complained to him about his website not “properly working” and wasn’t able to view their gallery. Turns out the reason why was because that client was still using IE6.

      I felt bad at first, then my uncle was like “Not your fault. Who uses IE6 nowadays? It’s like 2010 already!” Ah, people.

      Even with the hoopla of the IE9 and above it’s still pointless for me because I’m still stuck with Windows XP. You have to have Windows 7 and up for you to be able to use IE9 and above. The eff is that?

      Thanks for stopping by my blog though! Good to have you here!


  2. Julia
    September 29, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I’m studying up on wordpress and taking this design course online so I can get clients. And I’m already scared about the fact and horror of internet explorer.
    My mom has to use it for work.
    I’m getting my Grandpa away from internet explorer the horrible browser. And onto Firefox.
    I do not see the fondness of internet explorer.


    • Adri
      September 29, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

      One of the things I learned from reading that SitePoint article I linked to this post was that you make a note in your contract that any other requests the clients want should cost extra. It’s required anyway per design practices. Check out GAG (Graphic Artists Guild) Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines for all the details. I wish they had an eBook version, I have a very old edition of that same handbook.

      Anyway, if a client requests for you to design to make it compatible to IE6 and such, that would be an extra cost for the client. At least with that, it should convince the client for them to upgrade (which is for free anyway LOL to the latest or make them switch to other compatible browses such as Firefox or Chrome. If you think about it, this makes sense. Upgrading for the most part is free compared to providing an extra charge for those clients so you can design something that would be compatible to something that’s long gone outdated.

      It’s never too late to plan things. I wish you well!


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