Drawing a line in the sand: No more IE 5.x support in Basecamp and our future products 26 Mar 2005
42 comments Latest by Arne Gleason
The time has come to move on. We’re phasing out IE 5.x support in Basecamp and not supporting IE 5.x in any future products we develop.
In some ways the decision was a hard one, but it’s also one of those decisions that you’ll look back on and wonder why you didn’t make it sooner. This is symptomatic of many tough decisions.
But in the end we’re betting on the future, not the past. We’re on the Ajax highway and not looking back. Backpack will be the one of the best examples of the benefits of an Ajax customer experience on the web when it launches in 30-45 days. Ta-da List said no to IE 5.x from the start, and so far over 15,000 Ta-da listers have jumped on board.
Sure, we could have hacked in support for IE 5.x, or built alternate versions for older browsers, but legacy support is not the way to build a forward looking product. IE 6, Firefox, and Safari are now the tickets to ride.
So today is the day we announce we’re moving on.