Monday, December 8th, 2008
That is the equation that Jeremy Keith shares with us on his article for this years 24ways. He is discussing IE6, which he sets to the variable of
$web_designer_nemesis (variable used to equal NN4).
He looks at the sliding scale of support for the browser:
- Block IE6 users from your site.
- Develop with web standards and don’t spend any development time testing in IE6.
- Use the Dean Edwards IE7 script to bootstrap CSS support in IE6.
- Write an IE6 stylesheet to address layout issues.
- Make your site look exactly the same in IE6 as in any other browser.
And, gives some weight behind what you may or may not want to do. We all keep running into the highs and lows of Web development. As we look to the amazing features that current gen browsers give us we think about apps we could build. Then we come back to reality as we think about getting these apps working on browsers that people use.
A smart man just told me:
The Ajax applications that we rave about now are running on 1997 technology. Take a look at what current browsers can do, and then you will get a glimpse of where we are going.
I want to see as many forces as possible trying their best to get IE 6 users to upgrade (again: to IE.latest is fine!). One way is to develop applications that have amazing functionality that they can’t use unless they upgrade.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:59 am