IE8 vs. Firefox: Four Things Firefox Could Learn from IE
Mar 16, 2010, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
"Firefox could learn a few things from Internet Explorer 8. Even
though it’s popular to hate on IE, and easy to do, Firefox
could learn a thing or two from the browser that still holds the
majority of the browser market.
"Say it isn’t so! What could Firefox possibly have to
learn from the most proprietary and stodgy of all the browsers?
Internet Explorer has lagged behind Firefox in nearly every area
— but not every area. Like it or not, Firefox isn’t
perfect, and the Microsoft folks have done one or two things right
with Internet Explorer that Firefox could adapt and improve on.
"Some of the areas where Firefox could improve, the community
has stepped in with add-ons. I’ll mention those where
appropriate. However, mainstream users may never get to the point
of exploring those options. It’s important to remember that a
lot of users don’t reflexively think “maybe
there’s an add-on for that.” Instead, they shrug and go
back to the product that they know."