If the main body of this page has rounded corners and subtle drop-shadow effects with a stylish Diavlo font face instead of Arial / Helvetica / sans-serif, chances are you are already using a modern browser. If you see square borders and a default sans-serif font, then you should be aware your browser doesn't support the latest Web standards making the life of Web designers rather difficult. This site looks great on Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, but will look rather dated in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8.
Modern browsers such as recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Microsoft's upcoming Internet Explorer 9 support CSS 3 meaning effects that previously required a complex maze of background graphics and endless hours of testing of different variants of major browsers can now be achieved with a few lines of code.
Still using Internet Explorer 6?
Here are just some of the reasons you might want to upgrade:
- It does not support W3C standards.
- It is not compatible with CSS3 and only partially supports CSS2.
- It has a very low score in Acid 3 test.
- It is insecure and slow.
- Several movements against this browser have sprung up: IE Death March, Dear IE6, Stop IE6.
- Google has officially stopped supporting it in its Web applications.
- A funeral has been celebrated
- Microsoft has discontinued support, focussing on its next generation IE9
- The browser lives on in intranets reliant on dated and inherently insecure Active-X technology and unpatched versions of Windows XP. IE7 was released in early 2006.
We strongly recommend that you download one of the following browsers:
For once we have good news for Web Developers and bad news for vendors of proprietary solutions.