Tag Archive for ‘Internet Explorer’

WordPress Dropping Support for Internet Explorer 11 ➝

Jonathan Desrosiers, writing on WordPress.org’s weblog:

When WordPress 5.8 is released in July of this year, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported.

If you are currently using IE11, it is strongly recommended that you switch to a more modern browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. IE11 users have been shown a warning that IE11 is considered outdated in the WordPress dashboard for the last 17+ months.

If you are already using one of the more modern browsers above, you will only be positively impacted by this change, as there are performance benefits to dropping IE11 support.

To be clear, this will really only effect the WordPress dashboard, themes and site front-ends won’t be impacted at all. But it’s a step in the right direction.

➝ Source: wordpress.org

Microsoft Starts Development on IE9 ➝

SunSpider Test Comparison

Microsoft started work on Internet Explorer 9 three weeks ago. Microsoft’s focus is on supporting new standards like HTML5 and CSS3 alongside the development of a faster JavaScript rendering engine.

The chart above shows different browsers’ JavaScript performance running the SunSpider test. As you can see IE9 is already much faster than IE8 in JavaScript performance. And, I really hope that Microsoft reaches its other goal of making IE9 more standards compliant.

But, since you have to have Silverlight installed to view this video regarding IE 9’s support for standards and interoperability, I’m not going to get my hopes up.