Should we continue to support IE6 in our websites?

  • celandine
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Read that and give me some thoughts on the subject....... I found it quite an epiphany...
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  • spork
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I've already stopped supporting IE6 on most of my personal projects, especially where I have some degree of control over the browser that my users will be using, or in situations where I know my target audience won't be using it.

However, in a job setting, if my employer wants IE6 supported and I want to keep my job, then I guess I'm forced to support it. Thankfully my current job doesn't involve any web work :)

My hope is that once IE8 shows up on the scene, IE6 will become nothing more than a bad dream. Kinda like Windows ME.
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The thing that sucks is dropping support for IE6 isn't like just missing some features of a newer browser, it can actually make a site look terrible to those visitors. :(
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The problem is, some of us still have machines with Windows 2000 and IE7 isn't supported on it. I still have half dozen or more machines at work that I have no intention of spending the money to upgrade until they die and I replace them (one of my home computers even still has Win2K and IE6).
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I always make it a point not to use hacks or workarounds, in general. I find it humorous how little people understand about how how all these things evolved over the past decade.
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When I redid our site at work, I told my boss that I am not going to make this thing work on IE6 ... and I had a look at the stats of the previous site and saw that at least here, only 1% of people use IE6 that visit our site ... engineering companies around here are all on XP and IE7 at least ...

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