Internet Explorer and TrendWeight: Parting Ways...
TL;DR: The next version of TrendWeight will not support Internet Explorer 11 or earlier. See below for why and what you can do if this affects you.
If you were not aware, I have been working on a new version of TrendWeight a little bit at a time over the last year or two. I have been doing this partly because I want to address some of the feedback I have received from many of you (e.g. a better mobile experience, better support for people trying to gain weight, etc). But honestly, I have been doing this more because I enjoy tinkering with these kinds of things in my free time. I still have a bunch to finishing, but I think I can finally see the finish line in the distance, and that brings me to Internet Explorer...
Internet Explorer is a very old browser and does not support modern web standards. That makes it harder (though not impossible) for developers like me to create the features we want without a bunch of extra work. Since this is a project I work on for fun in my free time, I'm choosing not to do that extra work.
So... You will not be able to use Internet Explorer 11 or earlier with TrendWeight once I finish the new version.
As I said above, I still have a lot of work to do to finish the new version, and I only find a few hours each week to work on it, but I'm getting closer to the end and wanted to give you all as much of a warning as possible about this coming change.
But what do I do if I only have Internet Explorer today? You'll need to get a modern browser.
- If you are on Windows 10, you can still use Microsoft's Edge browser.
- If you are on Windows 7 (or earlier?!?), then you can install Chrome or Firefox.
Internet Explorer is used by less than 0.7% of the TrendWeight users who visited the site in February 2019, so this won't affect most people. For those that it does inconvenience, I'm sorry, but it's time to upgrade to a better browser.