I keep finding websites that NEED Internet Explorer to work correctly. On the last website I visited, a government directory, the search function would only work with Internet Explorer. This is inexcusable. While Michel, our graphic designer, keeps telling me how hard it is to make AceProject look the same across five browsers (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, Opera, Chrome), it can be done.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. But it has to work.
Forcing your visitors to stick to a specific browser or a specific screen resolution will only increase your bounce rate.
On AceProject’s website, only 49% of all visitors use Internet Explorer, while 40% use FireFox, 4.75% use Chrome and another 4% uses Safari. If we only support Internet Explorer, we would turn our backs on more than half our visitors.