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NewsFlash, People Hate Internet Explorer

Anyone who has done any bit of web development has had to deal with the bear of web browser incompatibility. This ain’t no kodiak moment, folks. It absolutely sucks to have to write “special code” (read: hacks) to make a website work in Internet Explorer, especially when your beautiful website works fine in every other browser.

Rant on, my friends, for you are being heard.

But the most pointed comment came from someone labeled only as dk. “You all continue to underestimate the dramatic spillover effect this poor developer experience has had and will continue to have on your other products and services. Let me drive this point home. I am a front-end programmer and a co-founder of a start-up. I can tell you categorically that my team won’t download and play with Silverlight … won’t build a Live widget … won’t consider any Microsoft search or ad products in the future.

“And the reason is because of IE — because Microsoft disregards its most important relationship with us. Until this relationship is repaired, nothing else stands a chance.”


December 11, 2007 - Posted by | News, Rants, Software, Windows


  1. Also, water found to be wet.

    Comment by radium226 | December 11, 2007

  2. Don’t you mean…

    NewsFlash, “Developers” Hate Internet Explorer

    Comment by Bernard | December 11, 2007

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