Following Microsoft withdrawing support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 at the start of 2016 and switching to a “security only” update model for Internet Explorer 11 (with no functionality issues being considered for fixes if the issue had already been resolved in Microsoft Edge) we are calling time on Internet Explorer as a “current” browser.
With support from Microsoft for their Internet Explorer line being nonexistent now and functionality and compatibility issues being closed without resolution or ignored we are refocusing on support for Edge, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Firefox as “current” browsers. After all, if Microsoft won’t support their product how can we?
We’ll still be testing websites we design and develop for compatibility in Internet Explorer 11 (and 8, 9 and 10 for now) but our focus will be on providing a typography based visitor experience that conveys information to visitors with minimal interactive elements (which are supported by more modern browsers).
It’s been a long road for Internet Explorer, from it’s first appearance in Windows 95 to it’s less than graceful end when Microsoft switched to their dge browser for Widows 10 and, despite it’s faults, we’re sad to see it disappear into the history ebooks.