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No More Chanting Hymns for IE10 and Safari 9.1


Webby Monks are now opting out of Internet Explorer 10 and Safari 9.1 and the versions before that. We have given it some serious thought from both industrial and technical points of view and this is what we climaxed upon:

Technical Reasons:

  • The older versions do not support the modern coding styles
  • Advanced features aren’t supported by the older versions
  • The coders not only have to write a fair amount of additional code, but they also have to test them
  • CSS and JavaScript files need to be applied to comply with the older versions and this culminates in slow loading speed and rendering blockage

Industrial Reasons:

  • Everyone opts for modern browsers to grab the opportunity for enhanced features
  • Browsers are usually auto-updated and thus chances are extremely less that a person would opt for an older version or would stop the auto-update process
  • From Windows 7 onwards, the operating system itself comes with IE11 and Safari 10

In addition to that, the Browser Market Share for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 is 3.4% and that for Safari 10.0 is 2.7% while for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0, it is 0.01% and for Safari 9.1, it is 0.6%.

Other than that, what tag along with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 are live tiles, permanent and infinite tabs, WebGL support and multi window browsing.

And Safari has risen its standards by a huge deal by improving the Right to Left language support, upgrading the DOM compatibility furthermore to match it with the W3 Consortium standards, introducing the Pinch to Zoom feature for all users, compressing the font size to help it load faster and letting you craft out app extensions.

And thus, in the open-eyed greed for more features and noticing the insignificant numbers defining the market shares of the older versions, we now officially fold up our support for versions of Internet Explorer 10 and below and versions of Safari 9.1 and below.

Note: In case you face any backward compatibility issues, Monks are here to assist you through.

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Nick Patel

Nick Patel

Nick is a Tech Monk working as a Marketing Head at WebbyMonks. He loves to explore cutting edge technology and share his write-ups through this blog. An avid learner, WordPress lover, passionate technology enthusiasts, and interested in everything tech. While not writing for technology you can find him fishing, shooting with camera, and brewing more filter coffee. On a lighter note, he is here to learn, explore, and overcome technology while falling in love with the tiny nonsense of daily life.

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