Re: Firefox The IE Killer

    January 20, 2005

I got the following email from someone that doesn’t like FireFox. Honestly, I had to pick myself up off the floor because I was laughing so hard.

In it he says he’ll only develop web sites for internet explorer and that he actually won’t allow other browsers to retrieve pages from sites he’s developed. Talk about leaving marketshare on the table. I’ll leave it as anonymous because I don’t want him to get heckled to death. Markup on the email is mine, Enjoy.

NOOO!! All my sites are designed specifically for IE. In fact, I deny access to any other browser and redirect them to the IE download page. Stop touting Firefox!

Actually, I downloaded firefox on my home machine (and my work machine – don’t tell anyone) about a month ago. I love the flexibility and functionality associated with the tabbed browsing and extensions. It is certainly gaining market share. As with IE versus Mozilla-based browsers there’s still CSS layout and table rendering issues (differences) with Firefox vs IE.

So if this dude’s converted from ie then I don’t think anyone’s safe. Even Bill Gates.

Jason Dowdell is a technology entrepreneur and operates the Marketing Shift blog.