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IE6 Must Die for the Web to Move On

IE6 must die

If you use twitter, visit this page: http://twibbon.com/join/IE6-Must-Die to support the IE6 Must Die movement.

It has almost 10,000 followers and it's very easy to join. Just enter your twitter username and password and your avatar will be updated to include a little IE6 crossed out icon. Check out how it looks like: http://twitter.com/creativebitsorg

Your name will be added to the cause as well. You can revert any time.

If you happen to be a supporter of IE6 for some sick reason you can sign a petition here: http://www.saveie6.com/

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phalkunz's picture
49 pencils

I'm so disgusted by http://www.saveie6.com/

phoenixeuhouai's picture
9 pencils

I dont really understand what's going on in here, anyway this is quite funny :D
Especially on the http://www.saveie6.com/ : "You have been mislead by a vocal minority and are using firefox, which is clearly an inferior web browser to IE6. Please switch to IE6 and sign our petition."
Lovin' it

ItalianMike's picture
303 pencils

"Get the W3C standard changed to fit IE6"

LOL

Ivan's picture

That sounds stupid, but to be fair even a IE6 based standard would be better than a standard that is not respected by all browsers consistently.

jozefk's picture
249 pencils

I think standard is the same for all. And if I layout and code a page with XHTML and CSS2 it will looks the same in Firefox, Opera, Seamonkey... but it will be different in IE! Why? Because IE rendering the page differently than other browsers. And again, why? Because it's moronic :D

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Ivan's picture

I think IE is not programmed incorrectly on purpose. It's just insufficient bug fixing. Or do you think MS was trying to pull something by establishing a different standard?

jozefk's picture
249 pencils

Yes Microsoft are always trying to be different.
PHP - ASP
MySQL - MSQL
Apache - Windows Server

Just to mention few.

But you are right about insufficient bug fixing. All other browsers works better than IE. And they will always do. And also, all other operating systems will always work better than Windows.

I don't believe they can establish different standard for XHTML and CSS. But with above mentioned things they already did, right?

I just don't like MS :)

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Ivan's picture

Ballmer admitted recently that they are targeting a larger user base and with that comes a little less sophistication. Not sure about the exact words, but he was comparing themselves to Apple and Linux and his argument was that Apple can focus on quality because of the small user base, but Windows can't.

jozefk's picture
249 pencils

What the quality of an OS has to do with the number of users? haha That's really strange. Hmm.. Maybe he is trying to say Windows users don't care about the quality because they are many haha. But I say: sooner or later they will get pissed off because of it an they will start looking for other options and they will turn to Mac or Linux. Not all of them but, I would say, the smart ones :) Same thing with browsers.

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JimD's picture
2626 pencils

And that's why Ballmer is a jackass!

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Ivan's picture

It seems it's down for everyone...
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/twitter.com

steveballmer's picture
652 pencils

LIES! LIES! LIES! .... More LIES!

Why can't you people report the truth here!?

IE is the best thing that ever happenened to the Internet!

SHEESH!

http://stevefakeballmer.wordpress.com
I am not Steve Ballmer pretending not to be me!

Chez A's picture
89 pencils

The title is a little harsh but reality is we must move on. IE6 served it's purpose and I think it's time to let it rest.

JimD's picture
2626 pencils

I think people are blaming Microshit for the fact that IE6 is still hanging around in large enough numbers that designers are forced to code for it. It's really not their fault. If you/me/we want to blame someone, lets blame the millions of companies out there who haven't upgraded their user's browsers in 5 years or more. Let's blame the IT workers who insist on sticking with Windows XP. And finally, let's blame the average Joe computer user who hasn't switched to Firefox, Safari, Opera or the numerous other browsers available for Windows - all of which are better options than IE.

Once you get the users to upgrade, Web designers & developers will stop coding sites for IE6 and move on. But not a moment before that happens.

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jozefk's picture
249 pencils

Yes you are right about this as well.
Once people stop using IE and Windows everything will be different and far easier. And actually all of us could work on that together. But there is a price. Let's say if I'm a web developer and I code my pages for Opera, FF, Safari... and I don't care about IE, and I put a message on my site for people using IE that this site is optimized for all other browsers than IE, it can happen I will lose some visitors or potential customers, right?
How to force IT workers to stop sticking with Windows XP? It's not that easy and I think we can't do too much about that.

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Webni's picture
3 pencils

http://www.saveie6.com/ is one big LOL

spigot's picture
190 pencils

I signed the Save IE6 petition... ha ha ha ha!

AhmedHassan's picture
11 pencils

IE6 is the worst browser still living

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