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Website Development: Google Announces Changes in Supported Browsers

Google recently made an announcement that will impact both website development practitioners and web users alike. Google Apps will no longer support the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Apple Safari 3 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5. After August 1, 2011 users may have trouble using features in Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites with these browsers and eventually these Google Apps may stop working entirely.

Google states that in order to give users the best experience with Google Apps, they need the capabilities of more modern browsers to deliver features such as drag-and-drop file upload in Google Docs and desktop notifications for Gmail.

For this reason, Google Apps will support the current releases of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, Google will begin supporting that version of the web browser and stop supporting the browser’s third-oldest version.

Google advises users to update to the latest version of their favorite web browser and suggests choosing from: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

For more news regarding Google or information about website development, contact KEO Marketing.


With more than 25 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.