But there is a huge road block preventing our “future” from truly becoming the now. What is this roadblock? It’s old browsers. Let’s delve into this topic a little bit so we can see why this is a problem and what we can do to help it.
This is quite a statement. I am sure all problems cannot be addressed by just using a modern browser. I am in the camp that if you can update or change browsers to the most current you surely should do so. If you should also design for your users a rule I go by is the 2-5 percent range depending on the industry.
For ecommerce sites you want to your users to checkout and loosing 2 percent of those users can be quite a large number for a high traffic site.
That’s why tomorrow Smashing Magazine will be publishing a special post that will be targeted towards users who are not designers or developers, and who are not very tech savvy. We encourage everyone to share that article with as many people as possible so we can do everything we can to get the usage stats for old browsers as low as possible.
It will be interesting to see what Smashing posts tomorrow.