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Old 02-19-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default IE 6 & below... Worth discussing anymore?

I spent some time today (but not much) cruising the web in search of user statistics availability to possibly determine what percentage of the public might still be using antiquated versions of IE. One might reasonably assume Microsoft is tracking this. I'm currently about halfway through the 'missing manual' series for dreamweaver & css (CS4 releases) and I'm pretty much skipping through the <= IE 6 hacks & discussion.
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In excelsius my assumption is 90% or greater of a client potential customer base has moved on...

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Visits to Yoto in the last 3 months from IE6 are 10.67% so that would bear out your theory that 90% of users have indeed moved on.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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It really depends on the statistics of the site you're going to do a re-design for. If this is still very high, then you'll have to support IE6. Or if you have to build a site for a company that runs their web apps still on IE6, then it's also wise to support IE6.

Other then that... forget about IE6.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:16 PM   #4
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When you say stats, where is the data being culled from? Google analytics for example, is that part of a data set they are tracking?
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When you say stats, where is the data being culled from? Google analytics for example, is that part of a data set they are tracking?
It could be Google Analytics or a standard stats software provided by their webhost. On my server I have AWstats for instance.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #6
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Everything I see indicates that we're now to about 5% with IE6 but whether it's 5 or 10% I try to make sure my sites are useable with IE6 but I don't spend time fixing cosmetic problems for IE6 (transparent png displaying improperly, margin issues, etc.).
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All good to know... My main concern is spending (billable) time on compliance for users who would very likely not fall into a customer demographic for a given client. I've only touched the tip of the iceberg with javascript & I get the impression nominal JS hacks do general purpose wonders on a variety of bugs IE 6 & below..
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i agree it is at least based on market, If the use of IE^ is from corparate use, and your market is not specifically for them, tough, you could always add a you are using ie6 time to upgrade. but generally its time to move on. In Asia in particular IE6 is a statistic from the high use of 'cracked' XP users, and even this i beleive will dropp as Windows 7 becomes more available, added with the fact that windows has issued w7 at a special price for developing countries
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:57 AM   #9
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you could always add a you are using ie6 time to upgrade
Do you have a favored detector? There seem to be a bunch. I gather a javascript approach to this is best?

Gotta ask... What is the nature of the relationship between IE 6 & pirated XP?
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Gotta ask... What is the nature of the relationship between IE 6 & pirated XP?
IE6 shipped with XP so most of those folks with cracked copies would have it.
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