The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
Optimize content and layout for different viewports and context
A smaller screen real estate drives us to prioritise content. We need to figure out what is relevant for the current user in a given situation and context. We should strive towards guiding the users in a way that gives them the ability to understand and complete a certain task easily and effectively. We do this by optimising the content in order to minimize the user’s cognitive load.
In a confined space it is easy to overwhelm a user. Restructure content in a way that it gives users the opportunity to view other relevant content/information on demand. Keep in mind that certain content will be mandatory due to legal requirements and might be required to be shown in context.
By applying graceful degradation we can design an optimal user experience per screen size, ensuring that content is scaled down appropriately to fit a mobile workspace.