So, here I sit, the year 2007 (at my new desk even) surfing around to get some information at a couple of sites. Imagine my surprise to find not 1 but 2 sites that don’t work at all UNLESS you access them in IE.
What? Are you f’ing kidding me? Who hires shops in this day and age that produces this kind of work? Honestly people! This wouldn’t be such a big deal except that in doing this, close to half of the people that visit your site won’t be able to access it.
The offenders? LA Fitness. The site for my gym. It’s mostly flash based, but the numbskulls that did the dev made it so you have to use the Flash Active X plug-in, not just flash. I’ve been to the gym. There are Mac users there, I can just tell. Too bad none of them can use the site.
The other, oddly enough, is Western Union. Huge site, lots of potential for sales and all that with the money transfers. Weird thing is this site used to work in FF no problem at all. Not any more. I thought maybe it was FF on the Mac, so I fired up the PC and tried FF again, still no joy. I had to actually start IE to get the damned site work.
This is completely inexcusable in this day and age gang! IE only sites are for your intranet, not your public-everyone-can-use-it site. That’s just insane. At least, if you are going to insist that your site only work in IE, you should put one of those graphics on the page, circa ’95. What, you don’t remember it? Well, I can’t find one right now, but I know they have to still be out there!