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.
BillIE 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.