On January 12th 2016 Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. This means Microsoft will stop releasing security patches and bug fixes for these browsers.
Microsoft decided on this change in order to encourage users onto the latest Edge browser which supports better web technologies, runs faster and is more secure.
So, what does this all mean?
What does this mean for you as a user?
Well, firstly do not panic!!! If you do use an older version of Internet Explorer you should really think about updating your browser, as you will not receive the latest security updates which might leave you vulnerable online. Alternatively you could change to the World’s most most popular browser, Google Chrome, which we at Tigerfish highly recommend.
With web technologies moving and improving at a rapid pace, using an old browser like Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10 means your sites can be slower as the browser struggles to cope with new web technologies and more rich, heavy media based websites. You also do not get the best viewing experience of the web over all.
So to finish off, update your version of Internet Explorer to the latest version today to avoid possible security issues and hassle!!!
What does this mean for developers?
Well, for web developers it means we are not required to support older, outdated browsers by default, only at special requests.
This will mean we can move our time that we would otherwise use fixing issues in Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10 and concentrate on improving sites further which make a better product for our clients.