Internet Explorer..... GONE!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by silence, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. silence macrumors member

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  3. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, Microsoft dropped support a while ago and no longer offers it as a download. There may be places you can download it from... I can send it to you via AIM if you want. I think it's as easy as that...

    Edit: Nevermind, the cowboy beat me. ;)
     
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  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    It might be worth noting that IE5 for Mac is really fairly useless for checking the way sites render in IE6 for Windows, as IE for Mac and IE for Windows use completely different rendering engines. Of course there are people out there who still use IE for the Mac, so checking in IE for the Mac is not a bad idea.
     
  6. silence thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you~! Your feedback has been very helpful.

    So what would be the best way to check how my websites turn out on IE for PC?
     
  7. kineticpast macrumors member

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    Very true, IE for Mac and IE for Windows are very, VERY different when it comes to rendering content. In fact, IE for Windows is much closer to almost any other browser.

    Web designers all over the world rejoiced when official support for IE for Mac was dropped, its CSS rendering was very weird and it took too much work to hack up your code to get it to look decent (though in the beginning it was one of the better ones!).

    Unless you are designing a site specifically about Macs (and only if it was a support site or one about pre OS X operating systems that would attract old Mac users) then I suggest you ignore IE for Mac, then you wont be stressed out by the mess it may make of your beautiful design and you wont need to waste hours finding all sorts of hacks to correct it. The one IE for Mac user that might stumble across your site will already be very used to broken sites and wont hold anything against you. ;)
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have a friend look it up.
     
  9. kineticpast macrumors member

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    Depends on what system you're running. If it is compatible with VirtualPC then that is a decent option, especially if you get several versions of Windows and several versions of IE as each OS and version renders sites quite differently.

    Otherwise you could just get a very cheap PC or go visit your mate's place and borrow their PC!
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Most people use an actual PC. Or you can subscribe to a service like BrowserCam...I haven't used it, so I can't speak to its quality, but things like this are out there.
     
  11. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Ya... cheap PCs are so cheap now. A $100 PC on eBay should do the job sufficiently.
     
  12. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I use Virtual PC to check websites in IE for Windows. Despite the complaining that you hear about it, it works fine for that. Even on my PowerBook it starts up as quickly as a regular PC, and while it's a little slow, for checking website rendering it's just fine.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    My thought exactly! :D

    Asta la vista IE! ;) :)
     
  14. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Get a really, really good friend with a Windows comp and have them check it and send you an ss. :D
    Ok, ok, that only works for suuuper amateurs...:eek:

    Seriously, I'd just use VPC (should be fine for that).
    And also, let's admit it. It's not hard to find a PC w/ internet access and IE. :rolleyes: sadly. haha
     
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