Still using Internet Explorer 6?
NOTE: This page was first published in 2012 and has subsequently been superseded. Please review our current browser support statement.
A number of issues have been reported that relate to the use of the NHS ePortfolio through the IE6 browser. It is likely the normal use of ePortfolio may severely restricted using IE6, and some areas of the site may be unusable. NHS ePortfolio will not make software changes to overcome these problems as IE6 is not supported (see ‘General IE6 issues’ below).
Known issues with IE6
Administrators and Supervisors: Left menu for selected trainees does not expand preventing full access to relevant pages
Administrators and Supervisors: Printing of table-based content (such as reports) does not correctly render table columns
General IE6 issues
Microsoft will support IE6 until Windows XP SP3 support is removed, meaning IE6 will be officially supported until 2014. However they have now started their own campaign to encourage users to stop using IE6, see the website dedicated to it http://www.ie6countdown.com/
Internet Explorer 6 has also been criticized due to its instability, has recognised security issues, does not fully nor properly support industry style standards, particularly CSS version 2, and lacks support for alpha transparency in PNG images.
Issues with IE 7 and IE 8
The latest for of Internet Explorer is IE 10. We are not aware of any ePortfolio-specific issues with IE 8 but we have noticed occasional client-side scripting, menu functionality and style issues with IE 7. Additionally, there has been reported the specific problem with drop-down menus in IE 7 (as described for IE 6 above).