a.k.a. Internet Explorer's Fall from GraceI heard a quote from a co-worker the other day:
"Internet Explorer is the browser you use to download other browsers."I love that quote because I love to hate IE. Yes, IE10 is better (best yet!), but because of the huge corporate install base of Internet Explorer we still need to to support 4 (!) versions of Internet Explorer going all the way back to IE7. This is very annoying. As any web developer knows, you build your sites in a good browser, both because it's got the latest and greatest rendering, but also because it has tools that help you build the page - Webkit Developer Tools, or Firefox's FireBug plugin. Then, after your page is built according to spec, you then have a totally new process to go through your pages and make everything look acceptable in all the supported versions of IE.
- You may start with IE7.
- Then, you have a new (shorter) process for IE8.
- Then, you have a new process (shorter, still) for IE9.
- But then you still have to go through IE10.
- IE7 has a US marketshare of 0.57%.