I thought it was very interesting to see Google announce that its Google Apps will only support modern browsers.
I understand their stance, but was fairly surprised to see the above statement. This is something many of us have talked about doing on our own web development projects, i.e. "I refuse to support IE6!", haha.As of August 1st, we will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely.
Their support will roll out as follows:
I was just curious as to what everyone else thinks. Your thoughts?Each time a new version [of a browser] is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.
It won't affect most of us, along with most other normal users, as we're all constantly updating our browsers anyway without giving a thought to it. But with (small) businesses utilizing Google Apps more and more for their business needs, it really forces those businesses to maintain browser modernization. Then again, if you're a business that utilizes Google Apps, you're probably routinely updating your browsers on your computers anyway.