It’s Our Fault IE6 Still Lingers
Roger Johanssen’s post “No more pixel perfectionism in IE 6” is a clarion call for web developers the world over. We need to stop bending over backwards for IE6. The argument that “we can’t stop developing for IE6 because of the number of people still using it” is a fallacy. I’m convinced that the very reason why IE6 is still hanging around is because we keep going out of our way to make sites work in it. The moment that IE6 users see that most of the web is broken in their browser, visit web they’ll switch.
A colleague of mine told me this morning that the reason why a lot of people still use IE6 is because they don’t have a legitimate version of Windows, so they’ve turned off Windows Update. That’s fine, they don’t need to upgrade to IE7, they can use Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or Safari!
So in the tradition of the last such clarion call, I say to hell with IE6!