How many of you here are still using Internet Explorer?

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Hello Fellow Warriors,

I could be wrong, but for me Internet Explorer is the most strict browser when it comes to code interpretation.

My worpdress site looks damage when viewed in Internet Explorer. My sidebar widgets are found at the bottom of the home page. I am using the flexx theme.

But for the other browsers like, Chrome, Firefox, Maxthon, and Opera, it looks fine.

Here's my site, All About The Philippines

So my question is, how many of you here are still using Internet Explorer? Do you think lots of people around the globe are still using this browser?

I have been doing my best to get this sorted out.

For those seasoned web developers and programmers who could help me, I will truly appreciate it.

Thanks a lot for at least reading this thread.

Sincerely,
Louie Tugas

P.S. Personally, I am a fan of Google Chrome and Maxthon.
#explorer #internet
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    Here are some browser usage statistics: Browser Statistics
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrvoje Livnjak
    hey man,

    i'm using it only for testing when working with my developers. since I'm doing graphics I just go there and see what's not developed correctly.

    Try finding a fix on IE9 and versions below on google. like i know there are a few lines of code implementations to it. and try and install firebug too.
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    • Profile picture of the author carne1976
      I never use IE browser any more. My first choice now is Chrome because it loads fast or Firefox.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        I'll use it to cross reference website developments, but I can't say I like it.

        With all the usual complaints aside, it takes about 5 minutes to open on a new Windows 7 machine...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Stevens
    I don't use IE for browsing but I do use it to test how my web pages view
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  • Profile picture of the author PlotHost
    I don't use IE at all . I use only srware iron (based on chromium) .
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    • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      The problem is with the layout's CSS - if it doesn't already have it, you can try adding this to your CSS file:

      div {
      box-sizing: border-box;
      -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
      -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
      }

      What this does is for all spacing, padding, margins, etc., to be rendered within the the height and width of the object (in this case a div).

      Without it, padding for example, adds space in the direction of the element padded and generally screws up the layout like yours.

      The other thing everyone should do is add this to your .htaccess file:

      Header set X-UA-Compatible "IE=Edge,chrome=1"

      That will almost always allow the site to render in IE/other browsers exactly the way it looks in Chrome.
      Thanks a lot Big Mike.

      I'll do it now. Crossing my fingers....
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  • Profile picture of the author AskScottLindstrom
    I feel since it is part of the big 3 ( Google Chrome, IE , and Firefox) it is important to always test new websites and blogs on each browser since everyone has 1 of these or all three.

    Make it a great day!

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    • Profile picture of the author Witty
      IE (in all it's iterations) is still the world's most popular browser. In fact, a ten year old browser, Internet Explorer 6, is STILL widely used across the globe.

      That may surprise some, but the reason is simple...

      The world's most popular OS is (still) Windows XP. Guess which browser it shipped with? IE6.
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      • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
        Originally Posted by Witty View Post

        IE (in all it's iterations) is still the world's most popular browser. In fact, a ten year old browser, Internet Explorer 6, is STILL widely used across the globe.

        That may surprise some, but the reason is simple...

        The world's most popular OS is (still) Windows XP. Guess which browser it shipped with? IE6.
        It could be most popular browser but it doesn't mean that it could be the most used browser.

        I dislike IE for it loads very slow compared to Chrome and Maxthon.

        Just my 2 cents!
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        • Profile picture of the author Witty
          Originally Posted by magiclouie View Post

          It could be most popular browser but it doesn't mean that it could be the most used browser.

          I dislike IE for it loads very slow compared to Chrome and Maxthon.

          Just my 2 cents!
          I personally use Firefox, Chrome, Opera and IE.

          They're all good for different purposes!
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I added this Header set X-UA-Compatible "IE=Edge,chrome=1" on my .htaccess and my site looks okay now when viewed in IE.

    I can't thank you enough Sir Big Mike. You simply rock.

    WF rocks!

    Cheers,
    Louie Tugas

    P.S. It's always advisable to view your site in different browsers because some of them varies in interpreting the codes.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    I use IE and Chrome. I don't know why I still use IE, its probably out of habit.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandebdavid
    I do use IE concurrently with Firefox for my 2 emails. You can not open two same email clients in the same browser so I open one in Firefox and the other in IE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Just for seeing how my html looks in it
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome15
    i use it because i don't have choice when i use computer at school
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    • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
      Originally Posted by Jerome15 View Post

      i use it because i don't have choice when i use computer at school
      I hope this time, you have now a choice.
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    sometimes I do
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    someimes I do
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I had too many security issues with IE been using FireFox for a number of years now...
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I could be wrong, but for me Internet Explorer is the most strict browser when it comes to code interpretation.
      Actually it's not that IE is strict, it's that they don't pay that much attention to W3C standards like the other browsers do.
      Standards-compliant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  • Profile picture of the author eServices Team
    I also use it for testing... My wife (non techie) can only use IE... Anything else and she would just not use the internet..
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    I would estimate that close to 100% of internet users with windows use IE! A lot of network code uses parts of it. As for being strict? IE was a latecomer! At least 2 browsers predate it. ALSO, microsofts goal was to take over the internet. Primarily, they did that by using a modified HTML and a VB type language. It wasn't until later that they started to support more standard HTML and javascript. Javascript was created by netscape which evolved from mosaic. Microsoft's "solution" was proprietary, and netscapes was open.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I really appreciate all your inputs Warriors.

    It appears that Google Chrome is winning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Somali
    I don't use Internet Explorer now as it is too slow for me so I shift to Google Chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    It's not just a fault of CSS integration.

    It's the fact that the browser is just so clunky and slow.

    I haven't used IE in a long time for personal use, but I do check my websites appearance with it.

    In the end, Internet Explorer is dead.

    @seasoned,

    I have 3 windows machines and use Google Chrome, Safari, and FireFox, I rarely know anyone still using IE and they all have Windows.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

      @seasoned,

      I have 3 windows machines and use Google Chrome, Safari, and FireFox, I rarely know anyone still using IE and they all have Windows.
      The last time I used quicken, and sveral oter products, their internet connections required parts of IE! Just because you don't start the product, or browse with it doesn't mean you don't use it. I have firefox, chrome, maxthon, IE, and safari.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I'd say the majority on non techie people use IE.
    No statistics to back that up,just my personal opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author NecoFin
    I use IE just for the purpose of downloading Firefox.

    Chrome? Downloaded through Firefox.

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    • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
      Originally Posted by NecoFin View Post

      I use IE just for the purpose of downloading Firefox.

      Chrome? Downloaded through Firefox.

      I like it, mate. You nailed it.
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    After switching to chrome I can't stand any other browsers TBH, but I did find it strange to say the least I get different SERP results from different browsers.
    Anyone noticed the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author LoganCoolBike
    a few months ago IE forced me to upgrade to IE 7. After that it started crashing every five minutes. Not joking! Rather than try and get it working properly, I just moved over to Chrome and never looked back. Most of the people I know are on Chrome.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
      OP I have the same issues with IE, one of my sites has all sorts of issues when viewed in IE but is 99% fine in Safari/Firefox/Chrome etc yet unfortunately the majority share of my visitors are using IE according to analytics

      I'm glad to hear peoples opinions that IE is 'dead' though
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    Very rarely using IE that to check my website design.
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    Google Chrome is the best IMO its just so clean and easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yoseff
    I use chrome, but I do miss IE for some strange reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author Witty
      Originally Posted by Yoseff View Post

      I do miss IE for some strange reason.
      But the real question is, who here is still using Netscape Navigator.

      I remember at school in the mid to late 90's, everyone was using Netscape, it was the best browser at the time.
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      • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
        Originally Posted by Witty View Post

        But the real question is, who here is still using Netscape Navigator.

        I remember at school in the mid to late 90's, everyone was using Netscape, it was the best browser at the time.
        I have used Netscape too.
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    Don't use IE at all - I do browser testing via Firefox, Chromium and, sometimes, Epiphany.
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  • Profile picture of the author prince2122
    I only use it when something isn't working right on firefox. It is my back up plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    I switched to Chrome when IE became too slow for me. Then I found that the main reason why IE was slow was because I have installed Google Toolbar on it. Since Google toolbar is not available for Chrome, I wonder whether this was intentional on Google's part.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan321
    Don't use it at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author xword5601
      I stopped using IE years ago. It never worked right. I was a FireFox user until the recent updates made it crawl. Now, I use Chrome. Though I was kind of shocked that WP would purposely drop support for a browser. It's almost forcing hands. Some people (as noted in previous post comments) have no CHOICE but to use the outdated IE6 because of work nazis. So you'll loose those people. I don't care, honestly. Like I said. I haven't used IE in years and I only have it on my home PC for testing out code to see if it works for everyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Hmmmm, l only use IE, for testing, to make sure that my campaigns look tolerable, in IE, and look great in Firefox, (my main browser).

      There is only about 30% of people left in the world using IE, so it is slowly going down the drain, (as it should) it doesn't show some videos, and uncenteres video's webpage positions, (so if you have a background video graphic, it will be off centered).

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    I used IE like 3-4 years ago, thought I often had crashes on it. "Internet Explorer stopped working.." seen that way too often. Then, one day, I made a mistake!.. I pressed a link which I shouldn't, and got virus. Not some common Trojan horse -- a god damn pornographic one. So what happened was, I got spammed every 3 minute by tons of porn sides. I'd prefer a Trojan horse over that any day. Anyways, I had it on my IE client, and finally, after a week, I had it removed. Not just that, it killed a lot of my IE functions too and stuff, so ever since, I haven't touched IE. Just too bad I can't totally remove it. Today I use Opera, Mozilla, Chrome and Safari even tho I'm not using Mac.
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  • Profile picture of the author Free Classified
    Use explorer 9, but google chrome crash often.
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    • Profile picture of the author Witty
      Originally Posted by Free Classified View Post

      Use explorer 9, but google chrome crash often.
      Actually, Internet Explorer 9 is a decent browser.
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  • Profile picture of the author saggsee
    I have not used IE for years. Am on Chrome at mo but it does not seem to like flash based apps too much...? Also going to try SRWare Iron...Before Chrome I was mozilla
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  • Profile picture of the author hieproly
    Now, I don't use IE, I am using Firefox. It's easy use and help many in my work.
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  • Profile picture of the author sryan
    IE is so 1998, used Firefox for several years but have been using Chrome for the last couple years and very happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author noranorma101
    Hi! thanks for sharing your experience with us about Internet explorer.
    i am using Chrome know a days many people are using Firefox , Chrome , and Mozilla.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I use FF, IE, Opera and Chrome. The more variety I use, the less I like each of them. They all have good points and bad points, none is clearly the best, IMO.





    Not that I want to add a comment to this oldish thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author InWait
    Only use it once a week for a site that requires it. You'd think a global corporation would keep up with the times...
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  • Profile picture of the author noranorma101
    Hi! no i am not using internet explore now i am using chrome this fast and efficient then
    internet explore and i think now a days most people are using chrome and Mozilla
    because these are quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeeMarble
    i am using latest version of internet explorer and its very good web browser now...
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    I'm running Windows 95, IE 1.0

    Is that good?
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    Most of the people are not using I.E now a days.

    But it is a default browser with windows , people use in certain circumstances.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I have not been using IE for a very long time, perhaps since 2005 or before.. It's super duper lag and the loading is slow..

    After IE i used FF, and now I'm using chrome (so much faster)
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    it works very well for me pretty fast browser
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    I am still using it and there are some functions that make IE unique from other explorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    Of course i am using it. But, not for regular browsing. Actually i do use it to check my website's page rank through google toolbar in the Internet explorer. Google toolbar is not currently supported with firefox browser, so i am still using it with IE.
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  • Profile picture of the author clivewhites
    It is really a outdated browser which is not supporting the need of latest internet experience. So I had stop using it many year before. I like to use firefox and safari.
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    I use IE for sometimes but mostly Firefox.
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    Nope, i never use it nowadays I'm using Google chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I tried Firefox.Hated it. I use Chrome mostly though I do check sites sometimes with IE.
    I have to ask though,how is a browser " pretentious "?
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Of course I disagree with that, but we all have our opinions. I think IE is the one that falls into your description.
    Let me ask you, what search engine do you feel is better than Google?
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    Well in that case, let me know when its ready, I'd be happy to test a new search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdesigner2979
    I use firefox...n I really like it. Only use IE for testing. However, In India...u will find IE in majority of the offices.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      If you are building websites and would like visitors to, ah... visit, you have to consider IE. Look at your analytics. I'll bet your % of IE visitors is still enough to warrant the code tweaks needed.

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    I just install it and let it lie down there, never touch it.
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  • Profile picture of the author twelveo
    I'm pretty sure everyone would use IE at least once to install another web browser
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    yeah ,i'm ,always using internet ,maybe i'm use to it ,and maybe i take advises of your guy ,using GOOGLE chrome ,THKS everyone .
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