Time for the IE7 tax :)
Hello IE7 it was nice knowing you - but Enough is enough so now from 2012 me or my company geek Royale wont support ie7 for clients unless they are willing to pay for that "extra service".
I first introduced this taxation back in 2009 when ie6 was about to die a blog and it worked remarkable well - no one suddenly wanted that ie6 specific markup & css.
This decision is one i have wanted to take in a loooong time and now that microsoft gave us all a surprice x-mas presents: they decided to take of the gloves and forcing ie6 & ie7 to be upgraded to ie8 (on xp).
Its the final straw + the recent drops in the danish marked from 15% around the summer 2011 to 5% in november, and with an upcoming update its time to move on.
what about those that cant upgrade?
Now some might come and cry about the poor people that cant upgrade and boohohohoho - sorry its not my problem anymore - go find another company that wants to do that or have the resources to keep supporting dead code.
As a small company you really need to choose you what you want to use your time one.
its to time demanding to keep crappy browser support So if a client wants to keep support for ie7 then they simply have to pay for that as an added value.
What about ie8
Well unfortunately microsoft didnt gave us all the ultimate xmas presents and realeased ie10 on the xp platform, so it looks like we have to be stock with ie8, its not optimal. Its still gonna be a PITA that it dont support border-radius shadings animations & all the hot css3 & html5 thingies. So it looks like pie still have some miles more in it
Hey Drupal now ive cutten off ie7 - so how about we kill support for it NOW in Drupal8?
What happend to the basic principle of not hanging on legacy crap code - developers you have no idea of how much shit we now can remove from the theme layer & how happy the theming community would be.
Hell ill even promise to bitch 15% less in 2012 if the dude with the pointy hair pulls the plug for ie7 support in drupal8 core.
btw fire fox 3.6 - youre on the list to