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Well, hope you guys remember that recently a IE6 funeral was organized by Aten Design Group. Oh! And what a grand affair it was… The old man’s soul would have loved it thoroughly…
Here are some pictures from the event:
For more pics please check out Aten Design Flickr group
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Just a few days back I reported here on eWebBuddy, how Google will stop supporting IE6 and why IE6 should rest in peace, here’s another development! Latest NEWS tells us that a Funeral is being organized in the memory of what has been one of the greatest browser on Mother Earth, Internet Explorer 6. (Sob) What a great guy he was!
After many web designer announced IE6 is dead, could this funeral be organized. Its happening at Aten Design Group located at 1629 Downing, just off Colfax. According to them ample parking space is available. The funeral will take place on Thursday, March 4th, 2010, 7pm.
You can RSVP for the event and be part of it to wish peace for IE6′s soul. (Sob) Oh! What a great guy he was!!
A website, IE6 Funeral has been put up for this purpose. Where you will also find the list of people who will be attending the funeral. Unfortunately, Google Chrome will not be able to attend but has sent their respect & good wishes. (Sobbb SOBBB) Really man, what a great guy he was…. (Sob)
DO attend if you CAN! The funeral would be carried out without the body but its the spirit that matters…
Did I tell you that he was a great guy????
Well…it’s another installment to the IE6 story. You may ask…what is the story? Obviously I have never told the story on eWebBuddy yet. But instead of going in the details for now, I will keep it simple and direct.
IE6 or Internet Explorer 6 was one of most popular internet browsers which made Netscape Navigator history! Microsoft’s strategy of making browser a part of their OS was among the main reason of this success. But with growing times and as the web evolved IE6 came off as full of bugs and with very limited support. As Firefox gained popularity, CSS became the webdesign phenomena, IE6 lost its popularity among the developers and designers because of its limitations and requirement of going that many extra miles to make sure webpages worked properly on IE6 without any cross-browser issues.
Microsoft realized of IE6 shortcomings and resolved quite a few of them in the next versions IE8 being the latest. But since IE6 was available for free with OS, it was still popular among users and thus developers had to support it. They made sure their websites are compatible with the browser…but how long could they tolerate that. Gradually as people started using better browsers, developers started letting go IE6 support. Though IE6 still shares 18% browser usage, it is decreasing gradually for good. Check out ripie6 to learn more about this.
If you are reading this blog on IE6, I request you to upgrade to better browsers. I will soon post about the browsers you can opt for. My preference though is Firefox.
Coming back to the main agenda of this post, now google has also decided to do-away with their support for IE6. They have officially announced that starting March they will not be supporting IE6.
This change will start with Google Docs and Google Sites. According to Rajen Sheth, Google Apps senior product manager’s blog, a lot of crucial functionalities will not work on IE6.
It seems this decision is a result of the chinese hacking activity that happened over Google Servers a couple of months ago due to glitch in IE6.
And I support google in this decision. Because we need to evolve and like Google and many others who are evolving, we will also follow them. Upgrade to a better browser today.
What do you think about IE6? Like it or trash it? Also, tell us if you have upgraded, that will encourage others to follow suit.
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