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IE 6 Must Die for the Web to Move On

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:46 AM

CNN reports that web developers are forced to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to make their websites compatible with the aging browser and feel it is time to leave this dinosaur behind and move on.

Some Web designers are staging an online revolt against an old version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which they say is hampering the ability of the Web to move forward in a cool and interactive way.

The designers say Internet Explorer 6, which was released in 2001 and since has been updated twice by Microsoft Corp., is crippling the Internet's potential and slowing down the online experience. They also blame IE 6 for giving webmasters a collective headache, because they have to write special "hacks" into Web code to accommodate an outmoded browser.

An estimated 15 to 25 percent of people still use IE 6 as their portal to the Internet, according to two Web monitors.

15 to 25 percent of internet users is a huge portion of the population that will denied website content and forced to endure confusing errors if this movement gains momentum.

The "IE 6 No More" site provides Web developers with a piece of code -- an online hurdle, essentially -- they can install to encourage Internet users to download a new browser before coming back to the site.

Web citizens trying to kill Internet Explorer 6

IE 6 No More

Should web developers abandon support for IE6?

Edited by Leurgy, 09 August 2009 - 08:48 AM.

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