I’m happy to see that ditching support for IE6 is finally gaining ground. Most prominently, Facebook, Digg (and soon, YouTube) are all officially leaving IE6 behind — and hopefully other large companies and websites to follow.
So who exactly is holding us back? According to a Digg survey, only 7% of people using the browser actually like it. The rest? Well, a staggering 76% use it because they are forced to — due to sadistic workplace IT policies, or not having administrator access to their PC. Only 17% aren’t upgrading because they don’t feel the need to upgrade (hopefully as more big-name websites drop support, they will begin feeling such a need!) It seems the solution lies with those in charge of IT facilities in workplaces around the world — surely the people who would know best the importance of using an up-to-date browser!
Here’s hoping that IE6’s market share drops into the nothings by year’s end. I personally feel no desire to wrangle my designs to support it.
Helpful hint: if you’re still using IE6, click this link.