I would like to see Internet Explorer loose market share. I will be
adding a banner like the one on explorerdestroyer.com to my shiny new
Mephisto blog very soon. I think it would be very cool if Rails
developers jumped on this bandwagon and added the banner to entire web
login pages or registration pages. Nothing wrong with encouraging open
Indeed, nothing wrong with encouraging open source software.
But there may be wrong ways to do it. My opinion is, that interrupting
with banners like those on explorerdestroyer.com, or even worse -
access to site hurts more than helps.
What are those “IE incompatible” sites? Sure, IE does not have the level
of web standards support FF, Opera or Safari have, but it’s support is
What is the message to the user? “Hey, you are stupid and not worthy?”.
This is rude and wrong. Do you know the reason why one uses IE? Maybe
no choice at the moment (corporate environments, public access
Will those banners help them to switch, or just interrupt their
workflow and make them
angry? Is anger good thing with assocciation with Firefox?
I am all for increase of Firefox market share. But I am also for
“device independent access”. Maybe some still miss “best viewed with
…” times, I do not.