MyPimp is an online personal information manager, using the latest flashy ajax technology that many of the Web 2.0 apps are using, like Writely, for example.

Interestingly, when using it with IE, a big message in a red box appears at the top of the page:

The browser you are using is not currently supported by MyPIMP. All development and testing of the site has been done using Mozilla Firefox. Using any other browser may prevent some features of the site from working properly (some may not work at all). We will add support for other browsers in the future! It’s just easier to focus on one browser at a time, especially one that follows web standards. For more information and a free download of Mozilla Firefox please click here.

They aren’t supporting Internet Explorer! This would have been unthinkable less than a year ago.

2 thoughts on “MyPimp”

  1. Luckily, only about 5% of hits to our site are from users of browsers other than Firefox. This is mainly because most of the people looking at it so far are developers, but I’m sure this will change soon.

    I wish it were easy to program for multiple browsers at the same time, but IE is extremely unhelpful when debugging javascript.

    We do fully intend to support all the major browsers by the time the site leaves development stages.

  2. Thanks for responding, Garret! It wasn’t really a criticism at all – I am a FireFox user myself. But it really seems to me that the tide is turning away from IE and towards browsers and platforms that are open and comply to universal standards – and this has to be a good thing.

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