With new versions of the many browsers, used by everybody, being made available - and support issues such as those common with the newly released Firefox V16, and with Internet Explorer V9, Blogger Support is redefining their browser support policy.
Starting next month Blogger.com will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.
Of immediate concern are Firefox V14, Internet Explorer V7, and Safari V3, which will no longer be supported as part of Blogger or BlogSpot.
Older versions of each browser won't be supported.
Besides being security risks (Internet Explorer V7 is known as a hackers dream, compared to V8 and V9), these older versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari will be unsupported by Blogger, and with the various problems which are reported, constantly.
Every application which uses a browser (which is all of Blogger and Google) has to allow for the various peccadilloes exhibited by the different browser versions. Each supported browser version requires more code, in every Blogger feature.
Less browser versions supported == simpler code.
More complex code leads to more breakdowns - which we, and our readers, have to deal with. Simplified code gives a more stable product - and a better experience for us, and for our readers.
Simplified code is better for us, for our readers, and for Blogger Support. It's a Win-Win all the way around.
Any time you have a problem publishing or viewing, know the browser version!
Always know how to identify browser name and version.
If you have a problem with Blogger or BlogSpot (or your custom, non BlogSpot URL), maybe involving
- The New Blogger GUI (2011).
- Publishing or reading comments.
- Seeing or Blocking your Followers.
The advice given won't be ceremonial, or pedantic, it will be quite practical - and it will benefit everybody.Upgrade your browser.
And if you report a problem, and you do not state the browser version, expect to see the question
as an initial reply. Again, a practical answer.Browser name and version, please!
Move ahead. For a canonical list of browser versions supported by Blogger, click here.