As a web developer, I’m sure I’m not alone in despising Microsucks Internet Explorer version 6. It’s poor and tweaky support of CSS standards makes every new style sheet an adventure in cross-browser testing. Looks great in Firefox, and IE7? There’s a very low probability that it will look good in IE6. Tack on another 25% extra development time to squash those IE6 bugs.
I was hoping, just a few minutes ago, that I would be able to discontinue support of Internet Explorer 6. When the percentage of a browser version drops below 10% in the logs of my more heavily visited sites, I stop testing with it. Unfortunately, my logs show the following breakdown for Internet Explorer visits:
|Internet Explorer Version||Percentage of Users|
Since around 60% of my visitors are using Internet Explorer, the total percentage of users on IE6 is around 15%. So if you are using IE6 – Please, please upgrade to IE7 or IE8. Or better yet, Firefox. Your Internet experience will be greatly improved, and you will help rid the world of another piece of poorly written software!