User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  6
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 43

Thread: Browser support - site access - Kill IE 6

  1. #1
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Browser support - site access - Kill IE 6

    With the advent of Firefox V4, IE 9, Opera 11 etc. it is worth making a statement about which browsers are supported by the AP site software.

    In principal we only support the current and previous major release, plus (sometimes) the one before that.

    At this point in time the following desktop browsers (if updated to the latest level) are known to work correctly with the AP software:
    • Firefox 3.5, 3.6, and 4.0
    • Internet Explorer 7,8,9 (NB: IE 6 is NOT supported and has known issues, and IE 7 support will be dropped in the next 12 months)
    • Opera 10, 11
    • Webkit i.e. Google Chrome 11 & 12 and Safari 5


    We also support Webkit browsers on mobile devices via a lightweight skin,
    although our preferred mobile solution is tapatalk which is multi platform.

    One of the main reasons you should use an up to date browser (besides security) is the the next release of vBulletin
    will include a new WYSIWYG editor based on CKeditor.
    Using an up to date browser will give you the best user experience on AP.

    Kill Bill IE 6 !! (It's 10 years old)
    We have voted that vBulletin drop IE 6 support in the licensed customer poll which is running 90:10 to drop IE 6.
    By dropping the IE 6 baggage vBulletin will be able to implement many more advanced user interface features.
    The people still wanting IE 6 support come from counties with very high software piracy rates ; see: http://www.ie6countdown.com/ (The country in Orange)
    typically running lots of old cheap hardware using pirate copies Windows XP.
    Last edited by Kym; 15-04-2011 at 10:20am.
    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
    Digital & film, Bits of glass covering 10mm to 500mm, and other stuff



  2. #2
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FYI Our main usage is:

    IE9 1.6%
    IE8 30.7%
    IE7 8.8%
    IE6 0.7%

    Firefox 37.7%
    Safari 9.8%
    Google Chrome 7.5%
    Opera 1.1%

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    23 Apr 2010
    Location
    Allens Rivulet
    Posts
    462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sadly, our SOE at work is IE6. It's so far behind the times, but that's Govt

    Since we can't install new software I think I need to find a portable version of Firefox to run here.

    Must kill bill (gates)...

  4. #4
    Amor fati!
    Join Date
    28 Jun 2007
    Location
    St Helens Park
    Posts
    7,275
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1.1% yeah I feel special!

  5. #5
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottM View Post
    Sadly, our SOE at work is IE6. It's so far behind the times, but that's Govt
    Since we can't install new software I think I need to find a portable version of Firefox to run here.
    Must kill bill (gates)...
    Then the department must be insane, lazy, or stupid. IE6 still has un-patched security issues. IE8 is available on XP.

    IE6 will work with AP, it just may get ugly at times and that won't be fixed.
    You may have to only use the current plain text post edit.

  6. #6
    I like my computer more than my camera farmmax's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Mar 2010
    Location
    Central West
    Posts
    1,989
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm a 1.1% too

    Wouldn't it be nice for all the browsers to display all web pages the same

    I can only dream of it happening.

  7. #7
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by farmmax View Post
    I'm a 1.1% too
    Wouldn't it be nice for all the browsers to display all web pages the same
    I can only dream of it happening.
    If only MS would not try and hi-jack the W3C standards and/or actually implement them properly!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    09 Mar 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    445
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oh 7.5% for Chrome...thats surprising!!
    Cheers
    Emma

    Avoid shooting with a 12 gauge shotgun. Use a Canon instead.

    Canon 5D, Canon 7D, 50mm 1.4, 18-55mm, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, 580EX Speedlight. Facebook

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    23 Apr 2010
    Location
    Allens Rivulet
    Posts
    462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, I work for Health, so insane, lazy, or stupid all apply, not to mention backward...

    Back in the "old days" when I was a programmer it was a real PITA getting software to work reliably on multiple versions of Windows and DLLs etc.

    From what I hear, MS is again deviating from the next, draft version of the HTML standard as well. Nothing changes!

    I better get my fix now of different colours?

  10. #10
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by triptych View Post
    oh 7.5% for Chrome...thats surprising!!
    Android is a chunk of that

  11. #11
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    29 Dec 2007
    Location
    Mansfield, Victoria
    Posts
    856
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Name and shame Kym - at 0.7%, it must only be 4 or 5 members. ScottM has already identified himself (I think his excuse of "victim of government policy" is reasonable).
    Regards, Rob

    D600, AF-S 35mm f1.8G DX, AF-S 50mm f1.8G, AF-S 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Photos: geeoverbar.smugmug.com Software: CS6, Lightroom 4

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    23 Apr 2010
    Location
    Allens Rivulet
    Posts
    462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks Farmer for reinforcing my admission. Am definitely guilty, but at least I'm a dedicated Firefox user at home. I should see if there's a portable version of the Firefox I can run from a USB stick.

    I do think a Name and Pity might be interesting. Kym seems to use a few browsers, with all the testing he'd need to do. Am curious what Rick uses - I'll buy a hat and eat it if it's IE6!

  13. #13
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    15,643
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottM View Post
    Thanks Farmer for reinforcing my admission. Am definitely guilty, but at least I'm a dedicated Firefox user at home. I should see if there's a portable version of the Firefox I can run from a USB stick.

    I do think a Name and Pity might be interesting. Kym seems to use a few browsers, with all the testing he'd need to do. Am curious what Rick uses - I'll buy a hat and eat it if it's IE6!
    Firefox 4 at home, IE 8 at work (only cause I have to). Safari gets used a bit too.
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

    RICK
    My Photography

  14. #14
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    29 Dec 2007
    Location
    Mansfield, Victoria
    Posts
    856
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use a bit of a mixture - Just started on FF4 at home (up from FF3.6). I loath IE with a passion. (I have IE8, but only for those websites that resolutely fail on FF4). However I also use Safari on an iPad (and hate it - I've heard the 360 browser is OK, and might try that) for a lot of my AP browsing. At work (farming doesn't pay that well , so I also have an off-farm job) I can use FF3.6, FF4 or IE8, but the firewall won't allow access to AP (sadly, AP is not "work-related"!) (Our standard build at work has IE8).

    ScottM - you might try Opera - I think that has a USB-stickable version.

    Kym - can't you detect the browser type? If so, give those who use IE6 a big warning message (sorry ScottM). Perhaps use the FUD approach with the message "By browsing here with IE6, the security holes may allow Ricktas to siphon all funds from your bank a/c for the betterment of AP" .

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    23 Apr 2010
    Location
    Allens Rivulet
    Posts
    462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rick's up to date. So Rick and Kym both use FF4. Time to upgrade plugins etc too.

    Thanks Farmer. I might give that a try. I used very very early versions of Opera, but haven't tried it since.

  16. #16
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I normally use Firefox 4, but also IE 8 and 9, plus Opera.

    I actually don't do a lot of cross browser testing for AP as I either use the existing vBulletin framework or am careful to code with browser independent code.

    Eg: The performance graphs http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...do=performance are done using the jQuery framework, which is already cross browser.

    Quote Originally Posted by farmer_rob View Post
    Kym - can't you detect the browser type? If so, give those who use IE6 a big warning message (sorry ScottM). Perhaps use the FUD approach with the message "By browsing here with IE6, the security holes may allow Ricktas to siphon all funds from your bank a/c for the betterment of AP" .
    Yes, but its hardly worth the effort.
    Last edited by Kym; 16-04-2011 at 3:04pm.

  17. #17
    Ausphotography Veteran
    Join Date
    08 Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,303
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Internet Explorer 6 was released in 2001 (yes, folks, it's ten years old -- older than just about anyone's computer) and contains more holes than a goth/emo teen.

    It's time support for a seriously legacy, non-standards-compliant browser was dropped.

    IT departments which insist on deploying it (or refuse to upgrade) should really sit down and have a think.

  18. #18
    Photographer Extraordinaire jgknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    13 Nov 2009
    Location
    Wagga Wagga NSW
    Posts
    1,723
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use Google Chrome and am very happy with it. I'm one of the 7.5%.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Noddy (John)
    Canon 5D MKII , 30D, 24-105mm f4L IS USM, 100mm f2.8L Macro, 70-200mm f4L IS USM
    http://jgknight.smugmug.com

    If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    10 Jul 2010
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    6,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just wondering Kym, Does it matter which way you get your Internet connection? I have full Cable and have no problem with IE8 , Where as FF is slow as wet week most times , So I always use IE8 , Just checked FF version 3.6.16 Cant see to update to FF 4
    Last edited by William; 16-04-2011 at 4:52pm.
    Canon : 30D, and sometimes the 5D mkIII , Sigma 10-20, 50mm 1.8, Canon 24-105 f4 L , On loan Sigma 120-400 DG and Canon 17 - 40 f4 L , Cokin Filters




  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    10 Jul 2010
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    6,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Update !! After a bit of Muck'in around , I now have FF 4 , I'm on IE8 Now and will have a look at how FF4 works ,6x Faster they say !! We'll check and will make a report later - Bill PS: IE8 Is still alot faster than FF4 up here on Cable , Got me beat , Because most of you guys swear by it , My Son William thinks the same when he's at his mates place on the Pooter , They run FF
    Last edited by William; 16-04-2011 at 5:35pm.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •