Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:18 UTC
Humor BBC News reports "Mark your diaries for 4 March because in Denver the funeral arrangements are well underway for the planned passing that day of Internet Explorer 6". There's a phobia of being buried alive but I think in this case, it's the living that are all too quick to be shoveling the dirt over as IE6 doesn't officially die until 2014 when Microsoft pull the life-support.
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RE: So...
by agildehaus on Fri 26th Feb 2010 02:01 UTC in reply to "So..."
agildehaus
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2005-06-29

I've run into people running IE5/Windows 2000. Am I expected to develop for them too because they're not upgrade-happy technogeeks?

And it's not just CSS. If you think it's just CSS hacks that need to be applied you're a laughably inexperienced web developer.

IE6 was released in August of 2001. That's nine years ago, an eternity by any measure. It's time to move on.

Edited 2010-02-26 02:05 UTC

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RE[2]: So...
by larwilliams2 on Fri 26th Feb 2010 02:52 in reply to "RE: So..."
larwilliams2 Member since:
2009-12-02

I've run into people running IE5/Windows 2000. Am I expected to develop for them too because they're not upgrade-happy technogeeks?

And it's not just CSS. If you think it's just CSS hacks that need to be applied you're a laughably inexperienced web developer.

IE6 was released in August of 2001. That's nine years ago, an eternity by any measure. It's time to move on.

Most of the hacks ARE CSS-related. All the JavaScript related "hacks" are either to supplement IE's CSS support (example: Dean Edward's ie7-js) or simply for making AJAX (a useless technology) easier (like jQuery).

Edited 2010-02-26 03:03 UTC

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RE[3]: So...
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 03:45 in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Most of the hacks ARE CSS-related. All the JavaScript related "hacks" are either to supplement IE's CSS support (example: Dean Edward's ie7-js) or simply for making AJAX (a useless technology) easier (like jQuery).

Or PeterNeds HoverAnywhere (aka csshover.htc) - exactly my point.

Dean's IE7-JS is an excellent examples of developers who don't know enough HTML, CSS or just being lazy diving for javascript to solve issues that either aren't really issues - or stem entirely from their own ineptitude as developers.

Jquery - now there's a steaming pile of crap that does NOTHING but make pages needlessly larger. I've been getting really annoyed at how lately people seem to be throwing it at EVERY problem - right down to minor stuff that could be handled by a single class.

AJAX on the other hand is a useful technology in a number of cases - posting on a forum or inline-edit is a really nice use of using AJAX to enhance functionality without replacing it. The only time it becomes a problem is when it's thrown at EVERYTHING.

As a recently departed friend of mine used to say AJAX is being used as the new framesets - and that's not a compliment given what a complete accessibility /FAIL/ frames are.

Even funnier when it's sold to people who know nothing of HTML as a way to save bandwidth, since adding 200k of CSS to 50 to 100k of markup is a way to save bandwidth when there's less than 5k of content on the page... NOT.

Edited 2010-02-26 03:46 UTC

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