Google Dropping Support For Older Browsers

Google has announced in a blog post it is to stop supporting older browsers from 1st August in order to start providing the tools newer browsers support.  According to the post, the drop will apply to Google Apps but will no doubt roll-out to other Google products over the course of the year.

Google said in it's post:

"Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version."

We can't disagree with the decision.  Supporting multiple versions of browsers is a hard tasks even just from our sites perspective, supported to IE7 only.  Supporting the large variety of browsers out there with a products list as long as Google's must be a nightmare.

Google have picked out HTML5 as one of the newest technologies requiring support for changes to Google Apps but here's hoping there's a lot more CSS3 usage across domains and with internet speeds continually increasing the www should be becoming an even more rich and faster experience for all.

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