Believe it or not, I'm finally following up a little on this 1.5 month old post on web development
So, in my standard course of RSS feeds, I ran acrosss Ars Technica's monthly web usage share post. I noticed a nice by-percentage breakdown of IE market share, and realized that Internet Explorer 6 has about 16% market share.
There are entire sites devoted to the push to eliminate IE 6:
- Shockingly Big IE6 Warning (Wordpress)
- Hey IT! (Campaign)
- Stop IE6 (DHTML, Text, Conditional; drop-in and configurable)
- Bring Down IE6 (Campaign)
- IE Death March (Campaign)
- I Dropped IE6 (Campaign)
Even companies, like 37signals, have phased out IE6 support.
Here's a quick thing you can insert into your own pages (right before </body>) for a subtle but effective notice to upgrade, taken from ie6update.com:
It's kind of insane that this browser is still around. Even if you run a small site — enough small sites start popping this up, and you'll get people's attention.
I also have a PHP setup that's more configurable, and if someone wants it, I'll put the code up.
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