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Internet Explorer 10 arrives, now what?

March 8th, 2013 by Jack Waknitz

Internet Explorer 10 was released on February 26, 2013. If you are using Windows 7 or above, InsideOut strongly encourages you to upgrade to this version. If you are using an older operating system, we recommend you choose Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox as your web browser instead of the older versions of Internet Explorer
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Features

  • Better support for CSS3
  • Faster browsing
  • Tablet support
  • A do-not-track option to give you better surfing privacy

Why do modern web browsers matter?

Security

Most older browsers no longer receive security updates. If you are using an older browser, it means you probably aren’t keeping your browser updated. This can cause any number of security threats to you while browsing seemingly “safe” websites.

Speed

Older web browsers are slow…very slow. With modern website techniques wide-spread across the internet, you could be slowing your browsing experience down significantly by not upgrading, you also need a good Internet connection to accelerate the internet browsing.

Features

Most browsers older than IE9 do not support HTML5 and CSS3. This means that a website might look beautiful to most people, but if you are using an older browser, you might be seeing an ugly, apparently out-dated or even broken website. Some features might not even work for you.

How does InsideOut Solutions support older browsers?

InsideOut Solutions adheres to strict web standards. We stick with Google’s official standpoint in regards to supporting Internet Explorer. This stance is to support the last two versions. Now that IE10 is out, this means we (along with Google) only support IE9 and 10. Officially we will stop support for IE8 on any new websites on March 1st, 2013. While we only support these browsers, we do realize your clients might not all be up-to-date on their computers and strive to allow our custom websites to work on older browsers. The websites might not look as pretty as with a modern browser, but they will still function correctly.

Do I need to update my website to work in IE10?

If your website was built in the last 2 years, probably not.  Most sites made since then have been optimized for IE9, which is very similar in the way it renders websites to IE10.  If it is older than that, you will want to test your website in IE10 if you have the option to do so.  Borrow a friends computer if you don’t have IE10 installed, or use an online service like browserstack.com.  If you’d like us to take a look at your website, give us a call or send us an email.  If you are a current InsideOut Solutions client and would like to audit your website or fix issues that aren’t working in IE10, contact us.

One thought on “Internet Explorer 10 arrives, now what?

  1. Bob

    Nice write up and explanation of why upgrades are necessary. It’s hard to keep track of all the updates and upgrades software requires.

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