As a full-time professional web developer I have to write webpages that look and behave well. I do all my development work on Linux and Mac computers with modern web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox.
Now that we’re very close to a final release of the product, everything was polished and looking very nice and professional as you would expect with months of work on the design by a dedicated marketing team and dedicated UI designer.
Unfortunately, we had put off testing the IE support of the site – I guess hoping that it would just work out and wouldn’t be too bad. But in the last week we’ve booted up some windows machines to have a closer look.
It was horrendous.
IE 8 shit the bed.
On behalf of web developers everywhere I ask that you please never use Internet Explorer to do anything other than download a different browser. And afterwards please uninstall Internet Explorer from your computer.
Note: IE 9 released recently is still technically about a year’s worth of development behind the other browsers.