Force which browser to use?

By | April 2, 2009

Just recently I got a suggestion via Skribit to stop forcing you, the reader to use a certain web browser. Now with out being rude, I am not forcing you to use any web browser.

For those that don’t know what I am talking about, I have a bar across the top of my page when visiting the site in Internet Explorer. The bar simply states:

Please, stop using Internet Explorer as a browser. It’s slow, unsecure and doesn’t render web pages correctly. You may download free and better browser like Mozilla Firefox or Opera. Close.

Now, I am not forcing you to switch browsers, if you look closely there is also a Close link at the end of the sentence, so it removes the recommendation. Maybe if I had the site redirect to a page that said “LOL, your using Internet Explorer, FAIL”, there would be a reason to make a suggestion.

I just am recommending an alternative web browser to use, at the end of the day it’s your choice what web browser you would like to use.

  • Sue

    Oh, I don’t know. “LOL, your using Internet Explorer, FAIL” might be quite amusing as a message ;-)

  • Haha, I totally agree Sue. I’m glad someone can see my point of view. ;-)