Because a large population is still using IE6 and web developers are struggling to get their sites IE6 compliant, Ron Goff and Kevin Thompson of the Conveyor Group started a campaign:
|Save The Developers - Say No to IE 6 |
Our current campaign focuses on assisting users in upgrading their Internet Explorer 6 web browser. This campaign will result in former IE 6 users having a more enjoyable experience on the web while (hopefully) creating a less stressful and complicated environment for web developers by hastening the retirement of an outdated browser.
If you'd like to support our cause, you may do so by going door to door urging the inhabitants of your town to upgrade their browsers. Alternatively, you can place a call to our browser detection/upgrade recommendation script on your site to show your support.
This script will show a pop-down window on your site when someone uses IE6 to view it.
Clicking on this pop-down will bring you to the Save The Developers website where you can choose which browser you'd like to use instead.
Erick Schonfeld over at TechCrunch reports:
Even though the more recent version of Microsoft’s browser, IE7, has been around for more than two years, IE6 still represents 31 percent of all browsers out there (versus only 22 percent for IE7 and 36.5 percent for Firefox). This upgrade lag is simply unacceptable—to programmers, that is, who find it a real pain to make sure their Web apps work on five different browsers. Not only that, but IE6 supports some non-standard features and functions that are not compatible with other browsers. The security vulnerabilities aren’t too much fun either.
These statistics are provided by w3schools. Let's take a look at how these are here on LiveSide: