IE6: I charge separately, now I'm happy

Facebook group:

“Web developer? Sick of supporting IE6? Just start charging for it as
a separate item on your invoices. Watch as capitalism takes effect.”

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Brilliant, why didn’t I think of that. Exactly what I’m going to do in the future


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Thats it we taken the decision too
The minute IE 8 comes out which rumors to be at the end of this month then bang we are going to charge like rinos for ie6 compatibility… :o)

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charge like rinos

You owe me a new laptop! I just spit my drink into the keyboard!

ROTFLMAO

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ooooppppssss … :o)
it is a cracking saying and just about sums up my views on what should happen to ie6 too

all the best max


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I was kidding. Nearly choked, though. Very funny. And yes, I think IE6 should get the Vogon treatment–should have gotten it a long time ago.

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Agreed.

Question - and this is pretty serious - should Actions continue to support IE6? I ask because I’m working on one, and it fails in that browser. Works fine in 7, and no doubt 8.

I suppose if you are upfront about it, then people can’t complain. Getting stuff to work in that browser in the past has been an uphill battle, and has hampered development.


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Forget IE6. Just tell folk that the action only works in modern
browsers.

The clever ones amongst us (and that doesn’t include me) will find a
workaround.

I predict that the eventual release of Windows 7 (or whatever it will
be) will kill off IE6 (and probably a few PCs, too). Vista may have
failed, but I think Microsoft has learnt from that and the new OS will
be more universally accepted by those who stay within the PC community.

Colin

On 13 Mar 2009, at 09:28, Paul wrote:

Agreed.

Question - and this is pretty serious - should Actions continue to
support IE6? I ask because I’m working on one, and it fails in that
browser. Works fine in 7, and no doubt 8.

I suppose if you are upfront about it, then people can’t complain.
Getting stuff to work in that browser in the past has been an uphill
battle, and has hampered development.


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I suppose if you are upfront about it, then people can’t complain.

Exactly. Just make it very clear so people can choose whether to use
it or not. These are ‘tools for the site makers’ rather than
individual sites we’re talking about.

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Just seen that IE8 came out Yesterday !! that was a quiet launch… no fanfair, trumpet call or anything!!!.. still it does mean the rhino can be let loose to run a muck… hoooray

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http://expressionengine.com/blog/entry/not_2.0s_gorilla/

Doesn’t matter if you use EE or not, topical post.

In early 2009 we made the decision that ExpressionEngine 2.0 will not support Internet Explorer 6. Its an issue we wrestled with from the very beginning and at first we committed to it. But when it came up again we decided to put our foot into IE6’s backside and show it the door.

Read the rest at the link above.


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Very nice. I’ve posted it to the Facebook group. :slight_smile:

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do we have a facebook group?

On Apr 8, 2009, at 9:48 AM, Keith Martin wrote:

Very nice. I’ve posted it to the Facebook group. :slight_smile:

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Sometime around 8/4/09 (at 09:59 -0400) Julie Maxwell Allen said:

do we have a facebook group?

Nope, this is one for web designers fed up to the back teeth with
Microsoft’s bad joke called IE6.

Repost:


Facebook group:

“Web developer? Sick of supporting IE6? Just start charging for it as
a separate item on your invoices. Watch as capitalism takes effect.”


:slight_smile:

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