2010-03-06: Internet Explorer 6 is dead, Microsoft send flowers

Posted at 2010-03-06 13:43:14 by SHD

It's been long overdue. Not just ageing, but positively decrepit, the much-reviled Internet Explorer 6 died a few days ago. A funeral was held, hosted by the Aten Design Group. The Microsoft Blog picked up on this and urged people to send flowers.

IE6: HEY YOU GUYS! How come you never let me play? Safari: Go home, IE6! Opera: Yeah, you always break our coolest toys! Firefox: I can't believe you're related to that guy, IE7. IE7: Don't remind me.

IE6 was hated by web designers for holding back the state of the web for many years. Even Microsoft, especially having released the much improved IE7 and IE8, can hardly wait to kill off support for the old browser. So, they did as the Microsoft Blog suggested and sent flowers, with a nice card attached.

If, like me, you have to do a lot of work involving web site building, check out the IE Blog to keep up to date on where Microsoft are going with their browser. So far, IE9 seems to be shaping up nicely and looks like it'll finally catch up with Firefox, Opera and Webkit in terms of standards support and CSS effects. I can hardly wait.

Comments

condolences! :P

Posted at 2010-03-06 13:49:35 by goliath

internet explore 6 serve a lot. Now its time to rest. IE 8 is best

Shawn
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Posted at 2010-11-08 13:29:38 by Shawn

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