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Microsoft breaks up with Internet Explorer

Microsoft breaks up with Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago Microsoft decided to end its support of Internet Explorer 10 and all versions previous. Internet Explorer 11 is the last and the only version that Microsoft still supports. Internet Explorer 11 still offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility and support for web standards that helps most sites operate. If you are using Microsoft 10 don’t worry IE11 will continue to be supported.

Now that Microsoft has deemed Internet Explorer at its end of life what does this mean for you? It means that you need to take immediate action if your using version 10 or older. End of life doesn’t mean that your browser will stop working. It means that Microsoft will stop providing security updates. Security updates are vital and used to patch up vulnerabilities  that may be exploited by malware. These updates are crucial to keeping your information and data protected and safe. Regular security updates are very important so maintaining your browser by continuously updating the platform is recommended. Also with Microsoft no longer offering security updates for these different versions they are no longer offering any technical support. Stanton Street will also be following suit by no longer offering technical support for IE9 because it does not support many responsive functions and it has an average usage of 0.3%  locally.

If you feel up the internet stream without a paddle don’t worry there are other browsers available to you. Google Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox are all great options for searching the internet safety. Still have questions give us a call and we would happy to talk more in depth with you.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

IE 7 Bites the Pixel Dust

IE 7 Bites the Pixel Dust

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Stanton Street has discontinued support for Internet Explorer version 7 due to a steady decline in the number of people who use it. As of November 2012, version 7 was being used by less than 1% (0.87% to be exact). Compare that to 35.72% for all versions of Chrome, 21.06% for Firefox and 17.65% for Internet Explorer 9.

Why do we stop supporting certain browser versions? Every time we build a site, we check all top browsers and their versions to make sure it works properly for each one. While there may only be a dozen or so main browsers and versions, every page and all functionality within the new site must be tested. All those pages that don’t work will be fixed and then tested again and then if that doesn’t work… well… you get the idea. It can be quite a consuming task. As browsers continue to update, it’s not the first time we do this and it won’t be the last!

Help us help you have the best browsing experience possible by keeping your browser up-to–date. Typically, your browser will let you know when it’s time for an upgrade by displaying messages such as “Click here to update.” If you’d like to upgrade now, visit our friends at Browse Happy.

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Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.