5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Internet Explorer

By | August 30, 2007 | 9 Comments

Internet ExplorerIt’s time for some critics I guess. There are more than just a 5 reasons of course. But thought to start something like “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like…” topic. Who knows, maybe it can help web browsers developers (or maybe not).

1. It’s slow.
2. Lot’s of bugs (insecure).
3. Slow development.
4. Only basic features.
5. It doesn’t support web standards.

Tomorrow I will be posting “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera”, then “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox” and so on.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://arsmc.org John Perkins

    The biggest short coming of all browsers is their lack of support for XSLT 2.0 and in some cases the weak support for XSLT 1.0. Opera and Safari are catching up with Firefox in support of XSLT 1.0 but IE is still the best at supporting XSLT 1.0 because of its ability to support scripting inside XSLT.

  • xErath

    just make sure that you don’t post unaccurate things like “I don’t like that the tab visited tab gets focused when I close the current”, or “Opera has a cluttered interface”

    @John, IE’s support for scripting in xslt is through proprietary browser extensions, and it deliberately left many strict error treatment out, simply to be able to render more invalid documents.

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  • http://thinkweb2.com/projects/prototype kangax

    Oh cmon, how about a more concise explanation?

    Which version of IE, first of all?
    IE7 is much closer to web standards than IE6, still, talking about JS support it’s far from Gecko’s and Webkit’s implementations…

    Can we, please, have more precise points next time? : )

  • http://lindesk.com/ Binny V A

    Not cross platform – web developers on linux have a hard time testing their sites in IE. Thank God for IE4Linux

  • Daniel

    Well… really great that you don’t like it. Thanks for sharing. Now can you share some more details about your (very general) objections towards IE? Because quite frankly, this is not helpful to any web developer (mainly because every developer has to deal with IE’s 85%+ market share).

    And I’m no IE lover…

  • http://websitehacks.com Brian

    I used to be a hardcore IE supporter and all of those “drop IE, switch to Firefox” people used to tick me off until I upgraded to IE7. I reinstalled it at least three times with no luck. Now, my IE6 doesn’t even work. It’s even buggier than IE7. So, I just use Opera and Firefox now. One of my main complaints with IE7 was the problems with cookies. It wouldn’t let me log into Yahoo, and it never saved my changes in my webhosting control panel. Very frustrating. Now, I only use IE when programs like Messenger open windows (Yahoo Mail) automatically.

  • rhys

    I don’t like IE, IE is so old now, lacks of many functions and slow . I suggest Firefox, free and quick, many delicious Add-ons