Old Internet Explorer is dying, check your version quickly.

Microsoft announced some time ago that from 12 January 2016, (yesterday) that only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.

In December 2015, 47% of all web access in the UK was done using Internet Explorer. In the same month 20.65% of the world’s internet users were using a version of Internet Explorer that will not be supported by Microsoft from next week. [Source: Netmarketshare.]

So I suggest you upgrade your Internet Explorer to the latest version (version 11 at time of writing) quickly or switch to using an alternative web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. In some cases it will be necessary to upgrade your operating system and you might think this is not worth your while. However, there are extremely good security reasons to update. As someone said recently, “running an unpatched copy of the browser is only slightly less dangerous than playing tag in a minefield”. If you don’t know how to upgrade your computers, speak to your IT department/company or take your machine to a PC reseller to do it for you.

Clickingmad’s policy is to support web standards first, then provide specific “fixes” for browsers that depart from those standards where the market share for those browsers is sufficient to justify the additional work. Consequently, Microsoft’s removal of support will not immediately affect your website. We will be monitoring web browser statistics and adjusting our support for older browsers only after careful consideration.