It’s a pretty strong statement, I know!
As you all know I introduced a redesign a few months ago. If you use IE6 you know that the old design wasn’t functioning very well. I had the choice to either work through the fixes or work on a new design. You’d think a few fixes would be the quickest and easiest way to go but as you can see that’s not the case. Internet Explorer 6 sucks! I’m not a techy so I can’t explain why but I know the headache it’s given me. *note: banner image source
Try asking a web designer and you’ll get an earful! It’s quite apparent that IE6 is not beloved in these parts.
Check out this pie chart that a web designer made to reflect how he spends his time.
Notice the big school bus yellow slice? Yep, IE6. See the green slice? Thank goodness that’s the only area I have to contend with on a regular basis.
Perishable Press posted this Spectrum of “love” For IE6. Majority of users fall under the NO LOVE category. Block IE6. Crash IE6. Destroy IE6. Join the Sith. Love it. :)
Did you know that you can crash IE6 with just one line of code. Check this out.
A quick search and you’ll find websites dedicated to IE6 hatred. Here are just two examples:
Now, you’re seeing a trend of web designers building in anti-IE6 screens. Basically, if someone using IE6 tries to view your site they get bumped to a “browser unsupported message” or a screen telling them how much IE6 sucks.
This first one is fun, while poking fun at IE6, and it was designed by my friend Joe’s brother.
These last two (created by Joe Lifrieri, of Hugs For Monsters) are a little intense but pretty funny. *I have modified them for a PG rating :P
In case you haven’t gotten the point yet, I found a few blog postings that clarify how people REALLY feel about IE6.
“If IE6 were a person, I’d punch that person in the face.” – Darren Slatten
“So look, I am going to be honest, I kind of hate you, but we can make this work. Here is what I am going to need you to do, fire up your Toshiba Shit Book© that weighs about 45 pounds, wipe the cheeto dust off the screen, download Firefox, delete Internet explorer from your computer, punch yourself in the face and get me a pulled pork sandwich.” — Tyler Thompson
Alright, so you get the idea. IE6 should die, it would make the interweb a better place.