Daniel Fisher (lennybacon.com)

SOA, DATA & THE WEB

Let’s Kill Internet Explorer 6

I just stumbled over Richards initiative on killing IE6… I extended the message to display and added it to my blog and our companies web site:

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Here is the mark up:

<!--[if lte IE 6]>
  <div style="background-color: #f9f4ad; border: solid 1px #e0d200; padding: 8px; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center;">
    <p>You are using an <strong>old and unsupported version of Internet Explorer.</strong></p>
    <p>In order to get the most out of the web, you should get a <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx" style="color: #000; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">free update for Internet Explorer</a>,
       or consider trying <a href="http://mozilla.com/firefox/" style="color: #000; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">Mozilla Firefox</a>,
       <a href="http://www.opera.com/" style="color: #000; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">Opera</a> or
       <a href="http://www.google.com/chrome" style="color: #000; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">Google Chrome</a> instead. If you're using a work computer, you should contact your IT
       administrator. Check out <a href="http://www.quirksmode.org/upgrade.html" style="color: #000; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">this article</a> for more reasons why you should upgrade.</p>
  </div>
<![endif]-->

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Comments

Just curious, why does Safari get short shrift? Many web developers use Firefox exclusively for the plugins, but it leaks memory like a sieve. Chrome is sweet, but also brand new, and both it and Opera have smaller market share than Safari. The latest builds of Safari are extremely fast, and pretty much everyone I've recommended try it has loved it.

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