Kogan.com, discount online retailers in Australia, has announced that they will be charging customers an additional 6.8 per cent if they use the Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) to place orders on Kogan website.
Ruslan Kogan, CEO and founder of the website Kogan.com, said that it is too expensive and time intensive to keep website compatible with IE7 and that IE7 has long since passed its use-by date. Further he stats “It’s a constant source of frustration for our web guys and we’re sick of burning cash on a browser that hit the market nearly six years ago. It goes against everything Kogan stands for."
Kogan advises that users who wish to avoid the additional 6.8% charge should simply switch to better browsers such as Firefox, Safari, chrome, Opera or a latest version of Internet Explorer. According to Kogan, they are doing their bit to make the internet a better pace.
IT is certainly true that coding for IE7 compatibility adds to the development time frame and in some cases it may be as high as 10 to 20% of the total time frame. We are sure that the news will be welcomed by the web designers in Melbourne. However, we are not sure how their customers will perceive this news. Let us know what you think by filling out your feedback in the comments section.