Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:47 UTC
Internet Explorer "It's never good to scare away your customers. It's even worse if you don't realize you're doing it. That was me. Like most folks in the developer community, it's been years since I last used Internet Explorer as my daily browser. Oh sure, we all keep copies around for web development work, but Firefox, Chrome, and Safari now rule the web roost. Unfortunately, that was not the case with the Blurity userbase." Wise lesson from Jeff Keacher.
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So,
by progormre on Sat 14th Jul 2012 08:38 UTC
progormre
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2012-05-20

Why would you develop a product for some browser that you prefer while the customers uses something else? Seems way out line, not professional and no need to say more about that (well, I would if you were employed by me). Good that the developer realized his mistake though.

Edited 2012-07-14 08:45 UTC

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RE: So,
by WereCatf on Sat 14th Jul 2012 12:39 in reply to "So,"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Why would you develop a product for some browser that you prefer while the customers uses something else?


Did you even read the thing? His application has nothing to do with browser, it is a local executable. The only issue here is that IE thinks the installer is malicious, something the developer had to work around. His application itself works just fine and since the other browsers do not use the hair-brained SmartScreen-filter IE uses he didn't know of the issue.

Seems way out line, not professional and no need to say more about that (well, I would if you were employed by me).


If I were employed by you I'd quite likely be really desperate about finding a better job if you can't even grasp such an easy article as the one here.

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v RE[2]: So,
by westlake on Sat 14th Jul 2012 15:57 in reply to "RE: So,"
RE[2]: So,
by JAlexoid on Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:52 in reply to "RE: So,"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

His target market is non-technical Windows users. His issue isn't the dumb SmartScreen(fooled by an SSL?), but rather not knowing his target market.

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