02 Jun

Official Gmail Blog – Our plans to support modern browsers across Google Apps

For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.

As of August 1st, we will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely.

via Official Gmail Blog – Our plans to support modern browsers across Google Apps. Wouldn’t that be amazing if this is start of all web applications/sites being able to only support this same list of browsers. I still know of companies that are required to support IE6. What is any company still doing keeping it’s employees on IE6?

15 Jun

Impressive Webs – Dear Microsoft, You Missed the Boat

You had your chance, Microsoft, and you blew it. There are enough browser makers now that care about the user experience, that care about the developer experience, and that realize what’s important in this community. Even if you did everything right from now on, there’s no amount of promotion, branding, or mock integrity that can change how developers perceive your products. It’s too late.

via Impressive Webs – Dear Microsoft, You Missed the Boat. It’s sad but in nine years the web design community has turned from being enthralled with IE to wanting it to wither away and disappear. It probably doesn’t help that most of the web development crowd has turned to the Mac and Microsoft decided long ago to turn it’s back on IE for the Mac, thus relegating it to a chore to test new designs or features.

31 Jan

Google Twists Knife In IE6, Pulls Support From Docs And Sites – TechCrunch

This has not been the greatest start to the year for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Days after news of the latest security flaw in Internet Explorer, Google is adding fuel to the fire by phasing out support for IE6 for two of its Google Apps products, Docs and Sites (which recently got an aesthetic upgrade).

via Google Twists Knife In IE6, Pulls Support From Docs And Sites.

The push for dropping IE6 just got a big boost from Google.