Yes, finally I have decided to Kill Internet Explorer 6 on my blog. If you are using IE 6 or a lower browser, you will now be asked to upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer. It’s not that my site does breaks in IE 6 but because IE6 time is up. I am not asking you to upgrade to browsers other than IE but to a newer IE which is easy to upgrade to, works better and displays lots of sites and is easier to work for me as a webmaster.
Here is the screenshot of what will you see when you open site in IE6:
If you are using IE 6, probably you would have noticed many sites asking you to upgrade including YouTube, Orkut and Facebook. Recently the movement to kill IE 6 has speeded with the launch of IE6nomore – an initiative by Weebly. It is providing with a code which will ask users to upgrade to Firefox, IE 8, Chrome or Safari( left Opera – too bad). There are many other sites who are pushing hard to kill IE 6 which include:
- IE6nomore – is the latest initiative asking users to upgrade to IE6 though makes no mention of Opera as suggested upgrades.
- IE Death March – is a blog which tells you a lot about shortcomings of IE 6 and advantages of upgrading.
- Bring Down IE6 – is another site mentioning about evils of IE6.
- Pushup – this one is not IE6 specific but is a site which asks users to upgrade their browsers. Supports IE6, Firefox 2, Safari 2 and Opera 9.5.
- Browser-Update – is a site same as Pushup but instead of providing links to users to browser download sites, points towards its own customised page which something I don’t like.
- Browser Upgrade – is another site which asks users to upgrade to Firefox 3 preferably and provides tools too. It also mentions about Opera, Safari and Google Chrome.
- IE6 Update – Is a specific IE6 site asking users to upgrade to IE8 only. They don’t support options for other browsers since according to them a user on IE would like to upgrade to IE only. I use this tool on NSpeaks
- IE6 Upgrade Warning – is a Google Code project providing with a script which asks users to upgrade from IE6. It supports all major browsers as options for upgrade.
- Sevenup – is the most unusual site which provides tool to upgrade both IE6 and IE7. Not only it provides upgrade options but lists the reasons to upgrade via a Light box effect window.
Above are some of the sites. I may have missed few too. So when are you planning to kill IE6 on your website?