IE6 Will No Longer Be Supported

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Last week Google announced that they will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 6.

In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 ​as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.

Since Google’s sites (Gmail, Docs, Apps, Calender, etc.) will no longer support IE6, it should come as no surprise that MCGWD will officially no longer support that browser either (Actually, we stopped supporting IE6 the first of 2010, and this very site is unsupported). This basically means websites will still render with IE6, but it may not always look pretty, or display the same way as newer browsers will.

By no longer maintaining support for this old and insecure browser, we will be able to decrease development time, thus reducing the costs passed onto my customers. It’s a win-win. However, if your project does require IE6 support, please let us know up-front. We can still add IE6 support to new projects, but beware we’ll need to charge extra to do so. Also, we have no intention of dropping support for IE7+ anytime soon.

Please Upgrade Now

For both performance and security reasons, we always recommend using the latest version of your chosen browser. Please consider upgrading your browser now.

Posted on February 11th, 2010 in General. Tagged: ,