The IE6 Take Down

by on March 7, 2011

Oftentimes, we find ourselves having to explain why we no longer support Internet Explorer 6. But, the fact of the matter is, it is highly outdated (It is now 10 years old….10! Are you still using anything from 10 years ago?) and with today’s modern web standards, it has long overstayed its welcome. Microsoft has started a IE6 Countdown, encouraging IE6 users to upgrade to a newer browsers version. Their specific goal with this countdown is to watch IE6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide.

Why should you take the time to move off Internet Explorer 6? For starters, it takes less than 5 minutes to upgrade, which is much less than the collective time you probably sit and wait for sites to load on IE6. A newer version of Internet Explorer will help to improve speed, privacy and provides more efficient usability features, such as tabbed browsing. It is for these reasons, as well as many more, that along with Microsoft, we HIGHLY recommend updating your browser. There are plenty of options out there: IE7, IE8, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome, and we promise your browsing experience will be much more pleasant.

To keep tabs on the countdown with us, check out http://ie6countdown.com/index.html, where you can help to educate, learn more about moving off IE6 and update your own browser.

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