Friday, March 30, 2012

Does Your Staffing Product or Service Only Work in Internet Explorer? You're Missing Out! Although Internet Explorer (IE) has enjoyed a dominant position in the browser world for years it is quickly losing traction. Adoption and use of browsers such as Safari, Chrome and Firefox have been increasing dramatically. It's only a matter of time before IE is no longer the dominant browser. So what does this mean for you? It means it's past time to start seriously considering these other browsers when it comes to your product/service delivery on the web. We still find several companies in the staffing industry that have 'IE only' products or have not even cross-browsered their website outside of IE. If you deliver a software application or have a website, you can no longer afford to ignore these browsers. In doing so, you are missing out on a large part of your potential audience and greatly reducing your customer satisfaction. If, in order to experience your product or website, you're forcing users or visitors that typically work in Chrome, Safari or Firefox to switch to IE, you are greatly hurting their satisfaction with your product. Chrome, Safari and Firefox are modern browsers that support current web standards and technologies. IE (even IE9) simply does not. This means you're telling your customers that are used to a much more quality experience, to accept a downgraded experience with your product or service. Is this really the message you want to be sending them? Do you promote this message in any other aspect of your business? As web developers, part of...

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