I searched a little bit but i didnt find a topic for that. Anyways recently Google announced that they dropped support for Internet Explorer 6. (Read more here)
I ask is there any point for me still support ie6 or not? How many of you still are supporting ie6?
Well – it all depends on your users. Most people who are stuck with IE6 are on XP Service Pack 2 or earlier. Now lots of companies take along time to upgrade their software/hardware due to stupid validation rules… basically its people at the top with no IT experience thinking that a printer driver is going to break their custom software. (yes I used to work with people like that lol)
Anyway. For the majority Vista has been endured or Win 7 has now been unleashed. If this is the case then IE7 and later will be installed and I think MS Actually gave a security update to IE8 (the first time they have ever included a version update… stupid idiots)
So knowing your user is important. If the site is something you are updating then you can always check the stats and see what kind of share IE6 has between your users and then make a decision.
Personally I don’t support IE6 now, and if IE6 support is require it is at extra cost.
As for what Google is doing, I think its awesome. IE and its flaws have been really publicised recently which hopefully will bring some people into realising their browser isn’t "google" or "yahoo"…
That idea sound fare. I guess what ill do is if someone visites my site with ie6 ill provide a link for upgrade at the top of page.
Edit: I looked if Internet had something to offer. Here is what i found:
Nice trick to fool people
I’ll pull mine straight from an Ubuntu Forums post I made some time ago:
That was also in an argument with a guy that said "Well, your page won’t degrade well into IE6 if you’re that bad of a web developer" essentially. I hope we can all see the irony. If you see any grammatical errors, I was off and on writing that, which always makes me screw up grammatically.
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