A pedant that hangs out in the dark corner-cases of the web.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Quixotic IE6 Workarounds

Microsoft has renewed support for IE6 until 2014.

If this bothers you, be sure to remember this the next time you are preparing to give Microsoft money!

To celebrate this spineless irresponsibility, here are some coping strategies:

It must be said, however, that if IE6 is a small (single digit percentage) of your web traffic, you probably needn't to spend as much extra time on it as you have in the past. Most things will still work well enough if you build for progressive enhancement/graceful degredation anyway, even though sites may not look quite as beautiful in IE6 without massively increasing your development time to implement various workarounds.