It’s ‘end of the line’ for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.. and in our industry many are saying “about time too”.
IE has long been the bane of many Web developers’, however IE 8, 9 and 10 have now reached ‘end of life’ as of Tuesday 12th Jan 2016, meaning they will no longer be supported by Microsoft.
A patch, which goes live on the 12th as part of a Windows Update will nag Internet Explorer users on launch to upgrade to a modern browser.
For web designers and developers like us who were sometimes forced to create additional code to target older browsers, this is great news. No need to worry about whether modern CSS code works in these older browsers is a dream for both developer and client.
Just so you know.. ‘End of life’ means these IE browsers will no longer receive security updates or any other kind of patches, leaving those running them wide open to new vulnerabilities in the future.
This means IE 11 is the last version of Microsoft’s old browser stable that is still supported, as they continue to move customers to their new browser called Edge on Windows 10.
If you’re still using any version of Internet Explorer below 11, it’s time to upgrade now, before it’s too late.