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Internet Explorer 7…

The public release of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2: It’s definitely an big improvement, but I think everybody agrees with me that their standards support is not yet up to par.
Another thing I failed to mention the last couple of months. The public release of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2. It’s definitely an big improvement, but I think everybody agrees with me that their standards support is not yet up to par. I am not to sure about the new interface, but I do like the integrated feed support which looks similar to Safari.

The single thing that amazed me the most is that Internet Explorer 7 managed to render my website almost completely correct. Compared to the previous version this is an incredible step forward, because I use almost every single feature that Firefox, Safari and Opera supported and which Internet Explorer 6 borked on. So I updated my conditional comments and now only show the red ‘I use standards, get a better browser’ warning to those users who are unfortunate enough to still use Internet Explorer 6 and earlier.


7 Responses to “Internet Explorer 7…”

  1. Bob wrote on April 13th, 2006 at 4:14 pm


    It would be wiser to cater for the masses than a minority… firefox may work.. and i have used it and i do enjoy using it… but i also rely on IE

    unfortunately your site rates a 1 out of 10

  2. juile wrote on May 3rd, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    I think both of your comments are insulting, if you don’t like fine, there’s no need to use comments like lame. At least he’s doing his thing, and that’s what counts. People are too techy about other peoples work, if you have nothing good to say, say nothing.

  3. Kaaven wrote on May 9th, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Page ok, layout ok, but you should be able to make this IE compatible as well, if you just work on the css (haven’t checked it though). Know several sollutions on this part.

    Ofcourse, I hate IE’s css support, it’s a shame they haven’t fixes it 5 years ago, it’s stupid they didn’t fix it 3 years ago, and they ignorance is proven since they still haven’t fixed it… www is not a M$ standard, it’s w3, live with it.

  4. Amanda wrote on May 10th, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    Hmm, he can do whatever he wants. It’s his website and he doesn’t have to make it IE compatible. Maybe he wants people to use Firefox instead.

  5. The Foo wrote on June 25th, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    Cheesy wrote: ” Your site is lame. Firefox sucks. ”

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions I guess. Unfortunately your opinion has revealed that (a) you obviously know nothing about web standards, (b) you know nothing about website development in general, (c) you probably have a cracked version of Dreamweaver which you think entitles you to call yourself a qualified website developer, and (d) it also reveals that you are a complete ass monkey.

    Why does Firefox “suck”? Is it because you can’t get any of your designed-only-with-internet-explorer sites to render properly in Firefox?

    I agree with some of the other comments that this site should be capable of running in IE as well as the other common browsers, but it is a personal site after all and not a commercial site, so the author can do whatever they want. Personally I like the design, and it takes some balls to create a site that, up until now, will only render correctly in modern non-IE browsers.

    It’s also good to see that IE is finally starting to get itself sorted, I just hope it doesn’t take too long for people to upgrade to the new version when it finally arrives as V1.0.

  6. matt wrote on April 25th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    let look at the facts ie is crap, we just have to live with it due to the fact it ships with the worlds most popular os,

  7. Mark wrote on April 25th, 2007 at 9:45 am

    People have some chip on there shoulder for IE they stick up for it like Bill Gates is there best friend an for what? IE is a poor browser an has been for years due to the fact its number by default so microsoft think they dont have to do anything about its poor web starndards amoungst other things.
    Its not that fact you should build websites to run on all browsers thats fine, but its not a bad thing to make microsoft take note an realise people are starting to use other free an better browsers like firefox an opera, and IE needs to be brought up to speed an complyfully with w3c web standards.