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IE 6 Must Die, But Which Browser For Me?

I am starting to develop some little and big projects, one inevitable question is: do I support IE6?

Well, my personal take is, I will *try* to make my sites and apps compatible with IE6, but only if the consequences (i.e. increased development time and code complexity) are negligible.

Naturally, I would want to direct my IE6 users to a “stop IE6 / save the developers” kind of site, encouraging them to upgrade their browser. After some quick Google searches, I can’t actually find one that is simple and pretty.

So, I reinvented the wheels. Meet!

Please spread the site around and tweet about it, so more and more web developers and designers can start using it, and hopefully more and more users will become aware of the fact that using IE6 is a bad thing.

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9 Responses to “IE 6 Must Die, But Which Browser For Me?”

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  1. 1

    It looks excellent. Great work!

  2. 2

    Is the new site geared towards designers/developers or your average Joe? If the former, then it’s fine, but if it’s the latter then the wording, in my opinion, is too technical for them to understand.

  3. 3

    Thanks Keith, someone at a forum had suggested the same thing, and I will be adding a blurb to explain why IE6 is bad as well as making sure the current browser intro aren’t too technical. :-)

  4. 4

    Site is great, idea is wonderful.

    BUT there are users that think Internet is a blue “e” icon on desktop.

  5. 5

    Great work, I love the initiative! I use the bar on most of my client sites.

    I saw the “Why IE6 is bad” blurb and I agree with Keith, it’s still entirely too technical. Even words like “web standards” are WAY beyond the grasp of most IE6 users (except those in corporate environments) that don’t even know the difference between “Google” and “Browser”.. ala Q: Which browser do you use? A: “Google” (see the google chrome street Q&A video if you haven’t) I think you need to take it back a step and explain like you would to a toddler.

    Also, rolling over the browsers quickly creates jumbled text-over-text.

  6. 6

    Nice site! Will you make it international? I’m sure people will gladly help you translate the site to their local language. :-)

  7. 7

    I saw this in your Twitter, it’s a good idea!! I want to ask you, can I translate the page and the domain name to the spanish language (Mexico), I will put a link to your page or the other translations pages. Thanks for the answer. =)

  8. 8

    @ensiz: Please feel free to translate the page, as long as you provide a link back to :-)

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