Web Design

Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Internet Explorer 6

While I don’t condone the use of Internet Explorer, I definitely have to agree with Microsoft on their campaign to eliminate the use of Internet Explorer 6.

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has long been behind in web standards and has caused much grief to web designers the world over. So here are a few reasons why you should never use IE6

  • It is 10 years oldAnti Internet Explorer 6
  • It is slow……
  • You have to open a new window for any webpages you want to have open at the same time.
  • It is no longer supported by Microsoft and security is… well, NOT GOOD!
  • Because IE6 didn’t support the existing web standards 10 years ago, websites look REALLY BAD in this browser.
  • The more you continue to use this browser, the more you perpetuate the life-cycle of outdated software.

If you are using any version of Internet Explorer, I would urge you to look into using Google Chrome. At least use an up-to-date web browser, even if you prefer Internet Explorer after trying out some other web browsers.

On the flip side, if you have been thinking about having your website design be compatible with IE6, just STOP IT! Just to make sure I have emphasized this, here is a video of a MadTV sketch that might make it more clear…

Rather than try to make your site look great in IE6, Microsoft recommends displaying a banner to IE6 users on your website.

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