Browse Happy

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Browse Happy is a website created by the Web Standards Project in August 2004[1] to convince internet users to use a web browser other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. It focuses on security issues in Internet Explorer and suggests four alternatives: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome. The core of the site is a collection of stories of people who have switched from Internet Explorer to alternative web browsers.[2]

In June 2005, the Web Standards Project decided an anti-Internet Explorer campaign did not fit with their mission, and they handed the site over to Matt Mullenweg.[3]

There is an independent Polish initiative with the same name - BrowseHappy.pl started by a member of osiolki.net - Polish center of web standards promotion.

On December 18, 2007, it was discovered that the browsehappy.com site contained hidden links in the footer to freecookingrecipes.net, an online recipe site.[4] When pointed out on the wordpress.org and wordpress.com support forums, those links were quickly removed without a response from Automattic.[citation needed] The question remains if the site had been hacked or if the link had been purchased. [according to whom?]

The site is now maintained by WordPress[5] with collaboration from HTML5 Boilerplate team members.

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  1. ^ CNET News - Browser campaign slams IE - Paul Festa - August 24, 2004
  2. ^ heise - "Glücklich browsen" ohne Internet Explorer - Staff Writer - 25.08.2004 [1]
  3. ^ BrowseHappy Now Part of WordPress as WaSP Refocuses Mission - Molly E. Holzschlag - [2]
  4. ^ BrowseHappy's Homemade Holiday Treats
  5. ^ https://github.com/WordPress/browsehappy

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