I had to start a blog to realize how sucky internet explorer was. Years ago, i read articles about the browser wars. Back then, techies were in a uproar cause IE was preinstalled on windows. They were ranting and raving about this issue. The dorks(webmasters) were supporting netscape. After reading the article, i installed netscape and tried it out. Didn’t like it.
So i stayed with IE for almost a decade. I didn’t have any issues with it. I liked all of the functions and i even liked the yahoo toolbar. I was such a noob. After i started bloggernoob, i realized how faulty and slow IE was. Some of my websites were coming out all weird. Internet forums suggested using firefox so i installed it. I checked the same sites and they were fine. No border or images issues. Then i started adding on some cool plugins and toolbars for firefox. I was hooked. Modzilla has all the tools you need to run multiple websites. You can check all the rankings of the sites you visit. You can safely store all of your passwords.
If you run a blog and still use internet explorer, you have to first examine your head, then make the switch. IE is for losers. It’s for noobs. Firefox will make your webmastering easier and faster. You’ll save time. You can check your stats and login to various affiliate sites without entering your login info. Just set your master password and you’re good to go.
You can add browser extentions. SeoQuake will help you check all the stats of any site you visit. Google PR, alexa, technorati, digg, delicious, everything. Adblock Plus will block most of the ads of the sites you visit. This will cut the load time and make for an ad free web experience. If you’re sick and tired of all the useless flashing ads on your favorite sites, you should get this extension. All you have to do is install and activate the plugin.
If you’re not familiar with firefox or if you need more cool extensions, leave me a comment and i’ll refer you to some more.
You should still make sure that your site checks with IE. Most people still use IE. Until other noobs learn how sucky internet explorer is, we’ll have to continue to make our sites IE compatible. But that doesn’t mean that you have to browse the internet on a clunker.