I want people to view it / use it, but I can't find any reason why I should work much more to allow accessing my page with a browser that isn't a browser. If I would be payed to make it accessible from IE, I would maybe try to do it, but for free? Never.drathbun wrote:If you don't want people to view it / use it, then why put it on the internet to begin with?
That goes for all browsers, not a single one follows W3C's standards completely. Also, the internet is much more then just the http and ftp protocols so not even the most advanced browsers can browse through 100% of the web.LEW21 wrote:With IE I can't browse some valid pages, compliant to all W3C standards (like the project of new phpBB3.PL), so it's not full Internet browser; I could only call it "part of the Internet browser".
I believe this is more likely due to a problem that has Firefox rather then phpbb.com. I notice the same problem with FF since the last two updates.A_O_C wrote:there have been numerous times that ive tried connect to phpbb.com with FF and the page would time out.
perfect example! text at the top that says "you must download such-and-such browser" with a big BSOD picture in the middle. you have to scroll to the bottom to click the "ok, continue anyway" link.god0fgod wrote:If it is my website, I do allow you to continue.
Dogs and things wrote:can't consider people who refuse to make their site cross-browser compatible as concerned designers/webmasters... broken layouts are a clear sign of poor interest in the site's visitors
You can do that but if for example you ban all IE version you'll be banning about 75%+ of your traffic if your site represents the typical user. My stats are around that and I've seen many other reporting the same thing. Fact is your average user is going to be using IE.LEW21 wrote: New version of phpBB3.PL will ban IE6 - somebody using so old and so bad browser just can't create good forum. I will try to make it compatible with IE7, but if it will not want to work, I will also ban it. IE8 will be supported - it IS a Internet browser.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for banning IE6. I make sure my websites are at least accessible and look somewhat decent in IE6, but I'm not going to stress over every little design flaw (like ugly PNG images). If you want it to look pretty, upgrade. If you don't care, I don't care either.LEW21 wrote:If I would want to make my site IE6-compatible [..]
I assume you mean your own site(s)? If you have a link to a good web site that shows overall stats (I tried to link a few in a prior post) I would love to see it.thecoalman wrote:Last I checked IE6 was relatively small percentage of users anyway so its really almost a non-issue.