We recommend the following browsers for best performance when using Unibuddy:
1.1 Why is IE not compatible?
Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer (IE) in 2015 with a new browser called Microsoft Edge. Since then, all Windows 10 computers have been issued with Edge instead of IE as the default browser option. IE has not been updated with any new web technologies since 2015.
Since Unibuddy uses these technologies to ensure we are delivering the best possible product, the platform will not appear in IE the same way it would with other browsers in two notable areas:
Grid: The two column display of buddycards on the Unibuddy platform requires a CSS Grid which is not supported on IE. As a result we can only display the buddy cards as a single column.
Colour: The web technology we will be using to implement your brand colours on the platform does not work on IE. We have therefore had to take the decision to standardise the colour across all platforms on IE to a neutral grey colour.
However, it's important to note that these changes to the platform will not affect the basic functionality and it will still operate exactly as it does on all browsers.
1.2 Will this affect your users?
In short, no and we say that confidently. Some partners may be concerned about this change due to how integrated IE is with other operating systems they use internally. We want to provide some reassurance to you that despite widespread use of IE within some institutions, this is not the case with the users of Unibuddy; only 1.6% users visit Unibuddy on IE desktop and only 0.2% users are using IE Mobile.