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#1 shezzy  Icon User is offline

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IE6 support...who cares?

Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:54 PM

I've found a strange but amusing hobby for myself. While searching for inspiration for a new design or idea I like to test out support for ie6 from major websites or from authors who claim they are big on cross browser capabilities. I use the program IETester to do so and i'm finding ALOT of sites fail. When I say fail I mean the site doesn't render the same as say in a modern browser like chrome. Things are totally misaligned etc.. So is it safe to assume that I shouldn't be as concerned with ie6 support as before?

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Re: IE6 support...who cares?

Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:06 PM

Check the stats and see how it rolls. I would make an attempt to support it.

http://gs.statcounter.com
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Re: IE6 support...who cares?

Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:39 PM

I still see people using win98 (not just myself) so you all ways want to have something for them to land on.
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Re: IE6 support...who cares?

Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:43 PM

I don't really care about IE 6. Why? Because Google Analytics tells me no one visits from it. That's how I develop most of my sites. I get up a beta version or a WIP and run analytics and tweak it where needed. For browsers like IE 6 I tend to deliver no styling at all instead of showing a broken webpage. I also usually display a message telling the user to upgrade to a browser that follows standards. If they're in an office, then they surely can wait to get home or go elsewhere in my mind.
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Re: IE6 support...who cares?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:51 AM

I don't bother with it. If you're using IE6 you deserve to suffer and need a wakeup call anyways. Seeing as the demographic of my visitors doesn't entail that browser for more than 1% it is completely negligible.

Unless I am paid to support IE6 it will not happen, and that fee is rather high.
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