Do you use Internet Explorer 6.0? According to my web stats, 53% of IE users who visit this blog are still on version 6 of Microsoft’s web browser.
In all fairness, unless you live behind a computer like I do, you probably aren’t even aware that Microsoft released version 7 in November 2006 to combat all the viruses that IE6 (and therefore Windows itself) was vulnerable to.
Besides the security problems that have plagued IE6, it is also a pain in the rear for webmasters. It’s like a vegetarian sitting down for Christmas dinner. Modern web browsers will, for the most part, display what the webmaster intended. IE6 on the other hand, demands special attention, often a separate set of web pages specifically designed for it.
Are you sure you don’t use Internet Explorer 6.0? If you don’t know, please click the “Help” menu in your toolbar and click “About”. Now, if you do find that you are still on version 6.0, or even worse, one of the 0.2% on version 5, please do one of the following:
I stopped supporting IE6 on my websites a long time ago, so I’m very happy that IE7 is being sent out as a Windows automatic update for anyone who hasn’t already upgraded. Bring it on Microsoft, the sooner the better! 🙂If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I'd love to hear from you!