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. 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. 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.
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.
Upgrade your browser.The advice given won't be ceremonial, or pedantic, it will be quite practical - and it will benefit everybody.
And if you report a problem, and you do not state the browser version, expect to see the question
Browser name and version, please!as an initial reply. Again, a practical answer.
Move ahead. For a canonical list of browser versions supported by Blogger, click here.