May 25th, 2020 × #ie11#webdev#testing

Hasty Treat - Should You Support IE11?

Discussion on whether web developers should continue supporting Internet Explorer 11, including metrics to help decide, strategies for partial support, and modern features you can start using once IE11 support is dropped.


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about IE11 — should you support it, what to be aware of if you do, and what data is important in making that decision.

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Show Notes

03:21 - When was IE11 made?

03:48 - When is it deprecated?

04:44 - How to make the decision?

  • Look at your analytics
  • Look at your users
  • Is a 2% drop in sales worth it?

09:00 - What doesn't IE11 have? What can you start using now that IE11 is gone?

  • Modern Flexbox
  • CSS Grid
  • CSS Variables

10:26 - Can you partially support it?

  • Major features
  • Progressive enhancement
  • Gracefully degrade
  • Polyfill

11:16 - What about testing?

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