- Internet & the Web
5 reasons why not to use Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer was a massive step-up. I will admit that. But to put my opinion on this into mathematical terms, it went from being 5% as good as Chrome, to 50%. So even at Internet Explorer 9, it still sucks. But hey, at least it doesn't run at the speed of my grandparents anymore.
To prove this isn't just my opinion, statistics show that the usage of Internet Explorer has dropped by 65.6% since 2002 - which has all been drained into Chrome, Firefox and Safari. So, now that we know Internet Explorer is only used 20% of the time, as opposed to the record of 85%, let's see why:
- Its unique ability to not let certain sections of website design code (HTML and CSS) work, while every other browser accepts it. This is a constant annoyance to website designers, and makes the job take a lot longer. Internet Explorer 9 fixed a lot of this, but not all of it. And not everyone upgrades their browser. So please, do every web developer a favour and move to Chrome.
- Its slow. If you couldn't multitask on a computer, i would rather throw my computer out of the top floor of the empire state building, instead of waiting for Internet Explorer to decide what to open. And i love my computer. It is not only slow up loading up the program to start with, but will also cause irritation when waiting for any media heavy sites to open.
- They have no strong point. Opera is great for multi-tasking, Chrome is fast, Safari looks great, and Firefox makes use of the task bar without slowing down too much. But Internet Explorer? Well, i suppose it integrates well with new editions of Windows, but this is so minor that I honestly don't think it counts for anything. Whatever fits you most, pick that browser - so for most people, pick up Chrome, and enjoy your newfound speed.
- Constant popup messages keep appearing in the newest version.The ironic part is that they are popups telling me how to speed up IE, when it's the popups slowing it down. I'm sure I don't need to tell you why popups are annoying, but I can tell you that they harm performance, they get in the way, and they shouldn't be there every time you load your browser.
- Its boring. I'm not asking for an adrenaline rush, but i have seen more imagination in a blank piece of paper. Every hover effect, navigation graphic, and popup is just bland, and has nothing unique about it whatsoever. In an era of beautiful user interface design, Internet Explorer looks like a relic from the past.
I hope this helped you out, and persuaded you to change browser. My opinion is that you should change to Chrome, and here is my article on why: