with the recent redesign of apparently nothing, i’ve given IE the big FU. if you are using IE and visit the site, you will instead see a little note with the following:
Sorry, Internet Explorer is not supported by ApparentlyNothing.com as it is not a good browser and can make your computer unsafe. If you want to know more, please visit browse happy for information.
There are several better and FREE alternatives. Why not give them a try? Find a better browser that suits you.
i know a lot of people wonder why i would prevent folks who use IE from viewing the site if it just means a few minor adjustments to an IE specific stylesheet. the answer is simple: because i shouldn’t have to bend over backwards to accommodate a sub-par browser such as IE, and indirectly support it by allowing folks to think it’s ok to use such a poor excuse for a browser. now, when it comes to client work, and even my own business, i can’t really make such a hard stand. i realise that business is business and you need to get as many people seeing your site as possible. i’m not an idiot (most of the time). but, when it comes to my personal sites, well, i have the option to raise my fist, extend my middle finger and say “i don’t need you IE!”. over the years of being a web designer IE is responsible for a number of grey hairs, sleepless nights and head-banging-the-table episodes.
you don’t need to take my word for it though. visit browse happy and learn more and if you are using IE, i urge you to download a proper browser. i recommend firefox and it’s free. it’ll be good for you and your experiences on the web. really.
to those of you using IE who have visited apparentlynothing.com, or my new project 2009.apparentlynothing.com, and have been greeted with the above message, my apologies for any confusion. it’s nothing against you, just the browser you are currently using. please, get another browser and visit again.