Articles Tagged ‘IE6’

It’s time to upgrade your browser, no, really

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Internet Explorer 8 has now been unleashed upon the Windows world to a small ripple of applause and a snigger from every other browser manufacturer. It’s a big step forward for Microsoft, the IE team have put in a lot of hard work and should be proud of everything they’ve done to enforce standards on the web.

Now it’s your turn.

IE6 still accounts for 20% of all web browsing, and its even higher for corporations where policy gets in the way of letting people upgrade. ┬áThis browser is now so far behind in terms of security, speed and browsing experience that it’s not even funny, and has become a perennial headache for all web designers who want to push the Internet forward as a medium.

So, I implore you, upgrade your browser today. I’m going to do so and declare from the rooftops that I shall no longer support IE6. My web sites will be standards compliant and I will not be making any exceptions for this browser.

So, farewell IE6. It’s been a long time coming, but you’re gone.

Ditch this doctype talk until IE6 is dead

Once upon a time, about 6 years ago, the internet had just started to recover from an almightly hangover called the dot com boom. There were only two major browsers out and about at the time, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Netscape Navigator (RIP) (I won’t talk about Opera and Safari at this point as their market share is, and always has been, minimal). There were a number of people out on the internet who, with the W3C, were evangelising web standards, but they had a problem: browser support.
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