Microsoft Lays IE6 to Rest

ie6 150x150 Microsoft Lays IE6 to Rest

See ya!

It is embarrassing that a good number of solid companies still use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6.  I am talking about Fortune 500, “Best Place to Work” ranked companies running IE6 as their corporate browser.  That is just plain scary.

From a web designer’s perspective, I am quite happy to see the thing go.  How many times have I been stuck, unable to roll out a release because a current code standard is glitched when viewed in IE6?

I hope Microsoft digs a very big hole to bury IE6 in.

You can keep up on the current state of IE6’s last gasps throughout the world via the Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website:


Internet Explorer 6 Countdown

For the 1% of the USA still using IE6, as well as the other 8.1% of the world, please upgrade already or switch to Chrome, Firefox, another-other-browser-besides-IE6.

10 years ago a browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.