So, I have had some debate with developers on Neowin in the news comments about how poorly many sites work in IE11 and why. From a laymen's and pragmatic point of view, I find it incredibly hard to believe that Microsoft is doing everything right with their browser given that so many sites simply do not function or require an obscene amount of troubleshooting to get working. People I have chatted with tell me that developers are still writing code for specific versions of IE. While this may make sense in the past where, as I understood it at the time, it was pretty much necessary, it just doesn't fly with me that even now so many high profile developers are doing this and very clearly breaking their sites for what is a modern browser, not an old, obsolete one.
Instead of going on and on ranting, I would like to create this thread to perhaps shed some light with specific examples and hear reasons why these sites aren't working.
For instance, the brand new AMD.com site does not work with IE11.
Is someone going to tell me that their developers are really writing code specifically for IE10 or 9 when 11 is out in consumer hands?
I don't think I have to mention how retarded it is that Neowin still doesn't work right with replies. (I understand it's a larger IPB issue or whatever but it should work and it's somebodies fault that it doesn't).
I'm haven't even mentioning here other small quirks that just irritate me. Like how slow and choppy it is moving tabs around from one IE window to another. Or sometimes you have to move your cursor off the "new tab" button then back to get it to register your click. Or when you're closing out multiple tabs, the behavior should be to not automatically readjust the tab width until you've moved your cursor off the tabs.
Anyway, I hope the goal of this thread hasn't been overshadowed by grief. I would like to know what's going on here and who we should all be pi**ed at.