Goodnight, Internet Explorer

Dear Reader:

I’ve just re­leased the sec­ond edi­tion of Prac­ti­cal Ty­pog­ra­phy. I’m afraid, how­ever, that I’ve had to drop sup­port for In­ter­net Ex­plorer 11 or ear­lier. These are the worst web browsers that ever ex­isted. I did my best with them, as long as I could. But they’re rid­dled with lay­out and se­cu­rity prob­lems that are ex­pen­sive for me to sup­port. And to­day, these browsers are used by an ever-tinier frac­tion of visitors.

Therefore, the kind­est thing I can do is en­cour­age you to switch browsers. For in­stance, Google Chrome, Mozilla Fire­fox, or Mi­crosoft Edge.

See you on the other side.

—Matthew Butterick