Do you find that some of your customers who use an old version of Internet Explorer have problems using your website? Besides being the slower of the major browsers, Internet Explorer also lacks support for many HTML and CSS methods used on many websites in the modern internet. The result is either a poor browsing experience for the user or quite simply the website doesn’t work.
This is particularly true for rich website applications like DecoNetwork. So how to we inform your users that their old Internet Explorer is not only affecting their browsing experience but could actually be compromising their security on the Internet? (and yes, older version of Internet Explorer are less secure). Or as Microsoft puts it:
There are many benefits of upgrading to a newer version of Internet Explorer – improved speed, tabbed browsing, and better privacy settings to name a few.
The web has changed significantly over the past 10 years. The browser has evolved to adapt to new web technologies, and the latest versions of Internet Explorer help protect you from new attacks and threats.
This juicy snippet comes from a site Microsoft put together at http://www.ie6countdown.com that tracks the use of IE 6 and educates their customers to move on. Even Microsoft are asking their users to let Internet Explorer 6 die peacefully.