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#1 User is offline   Fred Wu 

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:45 PM

I am starting to develop some little and big projects, one inevitable question is: do I support IE6?

Well, my personal take is, I will *try* to make my sites and apps compatible with IE6, but only if the consequences (i.e. increased development time and code complexity) are negligible.

Naturally, I would want to direct my IE6 users to a “stop IE6 / save the developers” kind of site, encouraging them to upgrade their browser. After some quick Google searches, I can’t actually find one that is simple and pretty.

So, I reinvented the wheels. Meet WhichBrowserForMe.org!

Please spread the site around and tweet about it, so more and more web developers and designers can start using it, and hopefully more and more users will become aware of the fact that using IE6 is a bad thing.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 09:16 AM

Are you aware that Microsoft will support IE6 for a couple of more years? From a business point of view, this is good.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

IE6 should die. Now.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

View PostFred Wu, on 17 October 2009 - 11:45 PM, said:

Naturally, I would want to direct my IE6 users to a “stop IE6 / save the developers” kind of site, encouraging them to upgrade their browser. After some quick Google searches, I can’t actually find one that is simple and pretty.

So, I reinvented the wheels. Meet WhichBrowserForMe.org!

Please spread the site around and tweet about it, so more and more web developers and designers can start using it, and hopefully more and more users will become aware of the fact that using IE6 is a bad thing.


If you add multi-language support (manual selection + auto-detection based on the browser language) I can translate it to Italian.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

There's an error

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and is planned for inclusion with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, except in Europe.


IE 8 is included in Europe too, but there's a ballot screen where you can choose another browser.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:18 AM

are you are aware of google frame, and the ability to display a popup if IE6 is detected (and redirect to install the google frame plugin)?
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:47 AM

View Postjacbmw, on 21 October 2009 - 03:18 AM, said:

are you are aware of google frame, and the ability to display a popup if IE6 is detected (and redirect to install the google frame plugin)?


Force users to install something from a web page is not really nice, most users will just leave the site.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:24 PM

View Postekerazha, on 18 October 2009 - 10:38 AM, said:

IE6 should die. Now.

I truly agree! Why should such a browser exist anyways? It doesn't support plugins or widgets. Nor does it help developers in any way. It simply prompts an error has occured, shows the code, line number and that's it.
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