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  • # April 16, 2008 at 3:38 am

    My dad runs the technology back home. He is a fairly tech savvy guy and he knows ASP.NET so he isn’t completely clueless but he will not stop using ie6. Whenever I argue for a more standards compliant browser his answer is always the same.
    "market share"
    Now this is fine, I test on ie6, but I have features that i neutered from the ie6 version of pages. I also want him to push technology forward and not just use what’s popular.

    How do I get my family to use something that is not ie6 for every day browsing?

    # April 16, 2008 at 8:20 am
    ".V1" wrote:
    Update to IE7, and say that windows updater did it 8-)

    This already happened and he doesn’t like it so he uninstalled it. He is so stubborn that I don’t think he will ever change. I just found this forum and thought it would be an interesting question to pose.

    # April 16, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Do something really passive aggressive, like coding a family photo website that is purposefully broken in IE6, and then tell him you can’t fix it because IE6 is so terrible.

    If you really wanted to be a jerk, you could make conditional statements for IE6 that make your page worse rather than just relying on what doesn’t work normally.


    # April 17, 2008 at 2:19 am

    lol, wow I love this forum. I think I may just play some of these tricks on them.

    # May 4, 2008 at 1:16 am
    ".V1" wrote:
    Update to IE7, and say that windows updater did it 8-)


    thats what we did to my boss so he would stop freaking out while i was learning css lol. drove me crazy for about 2 months

    # May 8, 2008 at 6:18 am

    As of March ’08 30.1% of people still use IE6 according to w3schools. This is a CSS site so people are much more mindful of what they browse with. Most of my hits come from IE.

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