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23 February 2009 at 5:18pm
I have released a widget that detects if a user is running IE 6 or earlier, and displays a customisable message warning them that the site may not display properly and that they should upgrade.
Download from here.
25 February 2009 at 4:52am
Surely you should just be making sure that your site does display properly in IE6 ;)
I guess you could use it to say "I just want you to know that I went through hell to make this site work for you and your ancient browser. I and every other web developer would really appreciate it if you made the effort to update your viewing platform at intervals shorter than 9 years. Thanks"
Jokes aside though, with up to 40% of web users still using IE6 (and many of them not out of choice) it seems a little premature to start taking a stand. And if any site ever pops up an alert that is not absolutely essential I would usually just leave. That might be just me though
25 February 2009 at 7:31pm
a little addition Aram, just make the popup a select box, and add a button called "Update now" on which when someone clicks he / she will be pointed out to the IE 7 downloading page ;)
25 February 2009 at 8:51pm
I miss my buddies at savethedevelopers.org.
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