Does anyone still use IE6?

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  1. Sam Axe

    Sam Axe New Member

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    I'm designing a new website for a local company here, and it looks good in both IE7, and Firefox, but IE6 breaks it in the worst way. Now we all know IE6 is shitty in the way it renders code, so my question is, would you waste time coding for a browser thats near obsolete, and one that is so shitty, it sucks to code around?

    Here is the site for reference(it's my server where I test shit, not the actual domain for the company yet):

    http://www.braapster.net/
     
  2. Ebtromba

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    yes...I'd bet its still the most common browser actually...

    particularly for institutions
     
  3. Frequency

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    At work we have an "app" that is complete shit and only works in IE, a majority of our client base uses IE6
     
  4. Sam Axe

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    Ugh. I was hoping with windows update (which forces IE7 upon you) that it would just be phased out so to speak. Especially with IE8 on the horizon.
     
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    Every computer that has IE6 on it that I've seen relentlessly tells you to upgrade to IE7 till you do. I don't see why people don't upgrade. It's not like it costs anything.
     
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    My XP partition (which I only used until a few days ago) has IE6 on it. At work we are forced to use only IE6.
     
  7. Sam Axe

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    Yea, but do you use IE6 on your xp partition?

    I hate that workplaces are forcing people to use outdated, and inferior software, which is IE6. Goddamn.
     
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    Why don't they let you use IE7?
     
  9. noon

    noon get high and teach me how to listen

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    dude

    Code:
    body { 
    background-color: #292d7e; 
    color: #FFFFFF;
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
    
    }
    
     
  10. HYBR|D

    HYBR|D Beep Beeeeee'p

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    All the systems at my work that i control are using ie6.

    people can upgrade to ie7 but as soon as the machine is rebooted it checks with the image from the server.
    And what ever has been changed etc is deleted and the default image is loaded.

    i won't be changing the images anytime soon either. :squint:
     
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    All you have do is uncheck IE7 from the update list and it will never ask you to install it again... The same goes for any other update.

    I'm running IE8 beta and it's pretty good, but obviously still has a few bugs. It has an option to switch to IE7 compatibility mode and that works well on the problem pages.
     
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  13. deusexaethera

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    When you've spent years developing a product for a particular platform, you don't just upgrade overnight, even if it's free. And since Microsoft keeps changing the way their browser works every goddamned time they make a new version, it's impossible not to design for a specific version.
     
  14. Sam Axe

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    eh, it really didnt need that added, but its there for vanity's sake.

    code is perfectly w3c compliant xhtml, and css. on a test site. yea. im picky.
     
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    Everyday. Work and home. I don't want tabs. IE6 has never given me a problem. I do use Firefox 2.0.x at work for a few things, but I cant tell any differences (except the tabs).
     
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    It's people like you that make my life difficult.

    Why you would want to use a sub-standard browser is beyond me.
     
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    Because he doesn't want tabs? :dunno:
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    You don't have to use Tabs in Firefox, but he could at least have the courtesy to use FF for the sake of supporting a good rendering engine.
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    I've never had a problem with IE6. Why would I want to change? For more features that I don't want? The only reason I switched from Office 2000 to Office XP was because of new file incompatibilities.

    I have never visited a webpage that didn't work in IE6.
     
  20. Sam Axe

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    You obviously haven't coded for IE6 before.

    I'm not putting anyone down here, so dont take what I say the wrong way. I'm just curious.

    As for rewriting web apps to work with new browsers, honestly the companies that write those web apps for IE6, and won't upgrade to IE7, are lazy. It's well known when you program, or code a site, it better damn well be ready to upgrade. You dont upgrade, you get left in the dust, really.

    IE7 has been out for a while now, any company using a web app that was wrote for IE6, is stuck in the past imo.
     
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    Even those clowns on base(military) have installed IE7 on their computers. Anyone who's been in the military, knows how long it takes to use something new.

    Is FF (still) THE browser to use in windows? I haven't used XP since 05-06 but FF was so way better than IE.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    You don't get it. Pages work in IE6 because web developers know it's the most common browser in the world, so they work around its flaws, but it's still a HUGE pain in the ass to write code that works properly in IE6. It's much easier to develop a page that works right in all other browsers at once, but IE6 is special, so it keeps getting special treatment.
     
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    Lots of people are still on IE5.

    It sucks.
     
  25. CrazyInteg

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    You are right, I don't get it. I do mostly web development at my job, but I've never coded anything that was browser specific. I don't really do any of the flashy front end user interface stuff (we outsource that) but I do program my fair share of actual web pages. We test in IE6 and FireFox 2.0.x to make sure they look fine on both browsers, but I've never had to do anything specific for a certain browser.

    So you're right, I don't get it. I don't really know what you are doing that is so browser specific.
     

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