So I was emptying out my spam comments this morning, and I found this comment:
Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping….
How many of you reading even use Internet Explorer anymore? I could be all snarky and use my usual retort “they call it Internet Exploder for a reason,” but seriously — between the whole “Internet Explorer has stopped working,” “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close,” the security issues, and so on and so forth, I really have to wonder why anyone would use it anymore when there are so many useful alternatives.
Speaking of Microsoft FAIL, how about this:
Despite the fact that I’ve been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we’re not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with.
As the author goes on to say, dealing with this is one thing when you see it inside a free app — but it’s quite another when it’s cluttering up something you potentially paid hundreds of dollars for. If I had stumbled up on something like that on a computer I paid money for, I don’t think I’d be too happy.
But even discounting that — the Windows 8 desktop, from what I have seen, is ugly and cluttered enough as it is. Do the apps have to be the same way?