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IE Death March » Blog http://iedeathmarch.org * html body { float:left; display:inline; voice-family: "\"}\""; voice-family:inherit; } Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:42:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.16 Mission: Accomplished? http://iedeathmarch.org/2015/03/mission-accomplished/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2015/03/mission-accomplished/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:42:55 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=878

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

’nuff said.

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Matt Cutts from Google on IE6 http://iedeathmarch.org/2010/04/matt-cutts-from-google-on-ie6/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2010/04/matt-cutts-from-google-on-ie6/#comments Tue, 06 Apr 2010 23:49:48 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=869 In a Webmaster Central video Matt Cutts recommends just waiting IE6 out.

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Хватит IE6 http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/04/%d1%85%d0%b2%d0%b0%d1%82%d0%b8%d1%82-ie6/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/04/%d1%85%d0%b2%d0%b0%d1%82%d0%b8%d1%82-ie6/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:00:22 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=834 Eugene of Хватит IE6 (Enough IE6) says:

Hellow. Visit enoughie6.com, here you can find list of websites, developers of which have ceased to support IE 6. Thanks.
Eugene Getmanenko

Of course, it’s all in Russian, but those of you that speak Russian (or PHP) might be able to find something useful there.

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Internet Explorer 8 Released http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/internet-explorer-8-released/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/internet-explorer-8-released/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:17:14 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=784 Continue reading Internet Explorer 8 Released ]]> Microsoft will be releasing IE8 today.

REDMOND, Wash. — March 18, 2009 — Today Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new Web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the Web today. It can be downloaded in 25 languages at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 starting at noon EDT on March 19.

Microsoft Press Release

For those of you who were waiting for 8, yesterday was the last day of supporting IE6. In a few minutes, you’ll be able to download IE8, though until then they’re still serving the beta.

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Félicien’s Die IE Script http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/feliciens-die-ie-script/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/feliciens-die-ie-script/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:00:53 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=756 Continue reading Félicien’s Die IE Script ]]> Félicien says:

I have created a PHP script that pushes users to switch to a relevant browser. It works as follows: A user triggers her browser to ask for your page (across the Web). The page is different depending on the user agent. A message only shows on the web page only if the client uses a “bad” browser. The message can be anything. By default it proposes to switch to Firefox.

The script is free to be re-used. –Félicien Breton

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It’s March… What’s Next? http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/its-march-whats-next/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/its-march-whats-next/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:30:49 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=760 Continue reading It’s March… What’s Next? ]]> Kill_IE7 emailed:

IE7 will be 3 years old in Nov this year, since it was released in 2006. You should continue your campaign and switch focus to IE7 soon to reduce IE7 usage before it becomes another IE6 mess.

Say by the end of 2010, drop all support for IE7? IE8 isn’t really much better either since it doesn’t support many key standards compliant features like SVG, CSS3, Canvas etc. Better to encourage everyone to use another browser instead of IE.

Oh ye of little faith. Notice I didn’t name the site ie6deathmarch.org.

With any luck, Microsoft will be releasing IE8 at MIX 09 (to add fuel to that fire, check out Countdown to MIX09: Internet Explorer 8 Says Hello World on the MIX09 website).

Once IE8 is out, it’ll be even easier to justify dropping support for IE6 to the powers that be, assuming you haven’t already joined the IE Death March.

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Alex’s IE Death March Snippet http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/alexs-ie-death-march-snippet/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/alexs-ie-death-march-snippet/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2009 02:11:01 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=735 Alex says:


thanks for creating this great project! –Alex Lawrence

He also threw together a bit of markup you could use: http://www.alex-lawrence.com/work/html/ie6-death-march-code-snippet

Thanks Alex!

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What will you do after IE8 is released? http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/what-will-you-do-after-ie8-is-released/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/03/what-will-you-do-after-ie8-is-released/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2009 18:50:13 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=716 Continue reading What will you do after IE8 is released? ]]> On twitter, I asked, “What will you do with IE6 after IE8 is released?” and got a couple responses:

throw it in the garbage
sugeek 4:05 PM Feb 19th

Personally, just before I read that, I vowed not to support three versions of IE.
jlemoine 4:33 PM Feb 19th

The same like now!
venlix 1:14 AM Feb 20th

Continue to make things at least function, because the IE7 users will be the ones to upgrade to 8. 6 will probably live on.
danmcgrath 7:05 AM Feb 20th

Message users that IE-freakin-8 is out, and stop working to make it do things modern browsers do. They get the degraded stuff.
ryanmcgrath 7:46 AM Feb 20th

So.. what are *you* going to do?

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Norway’s (IE6) Revolution http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/02/norways-ie6-revolution/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2009/02/norways-ie6-revolution/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:59:04 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=618 Continue reading Norway’s (IE6) Revolution ]]> A couple of Norway’s popular sites (http://finn.no and http://vg.no, see Trygve’s comment) just kicked IE6 to the curb and a couple IE Death March readers were kind enough to bring it to my attention. Thanks Pelle and Trygve!

Pelle Wessman of http://voxpelli.se/ says:

Just wanted to let you know about the currently ongoing norweigan revolution against IE 6: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=IE6Pelle Wessman

Trygve Li says:

Interesting things are happening in Norway at the moment (started yesterday), large scale websites are recommending IE6 users to upgrade. Even if the percentage of IE6 users are well above 20%.

I’ve written a little bit about it here:

Best regards
Trygve Lie

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A small sharp tool for stabbing IE6 http://iedeathmarch.org/2008/11/a-small-sharp-tool-for-stabbing-ie6/ http://iedeathmarch.org/2008/11/a-small-sharp-tool-for-stabbing-ie6/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2008 20:59:03 +0000 http://iedeathmarch.org/?p=494 Brennan sent me a link to handly little javascript utility he put together, that you could use to turn people using Internet Explorer 6 away.

How about a <7 version?

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