Phasing out Internet Explorer 6

Phasing out Internet Explorer 6

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This is Paul Laberge, Web Platform Advisor for Microsoft Canada.

I wanted to share this with you as it shows some great work by Morten Rand-Hendriksen, an Expression Web MVP out of Vancouver.  Morten is a web designer and feels the pain of supporting multiple browsers (and multiple versions of each browser) when building a web solution for his clients.  As a result of this, he’s decided to take an idea that was implemented in one of the news sites from his home country of Norway (for story see http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/02/norwegian-websi.html) and implement it for his own sites.

He believes that IE6 is a browser that ought to be retired given IE7 is out and since IE8 will be available very soon.  As a result, he has written a piece of JS code that he is hosting on http://StopLivingInThePast.com that will hopefully get people to upgrade to the newest version of IE.

StopLivingInThePast.com

Below is the post he has written for his blog describing this work:  http://www.designisphilosophy.com/browsers/stoplivinginthepastcom-is-live-join-the-movement-to-phase-out-ie6-forever-20090221/).

And here is a link to the public forum for Expression Web where Morten and others are earnestly discussing Morten’s http://StopLivingInThePast.com website and his efforts to phase out IE 6:

http://social.expression.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/web/thread/b83381a9-859b-479e-882c-0dcee8bf2601

What do you think? Should web developers continue to ensure their designs work in Internet Explorer 6 or should they push their site visitors to upgrade their browser? Join the discussion! --> http://social.expression.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/web/thread/b83381a9-859b-479e-882c-0dcee8bf2601

paul laberge

web platform advisor | microsoft canada | blog:  http://blogs.msdn.com/seesharp

paul laberge | web platform advisor | Microsoft Canada

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