Remember back to when the web had Netscape Now and Get Internet Explorer buttons? Now you hardly see any website asking a user to use a specific browser. Why? We should though, because people are still using IE6. It is simply a terrible browser, yet us web designers have to code for it because many people are still using it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve coded a site that works fine in: Firefox 2.x, IE7, Safari 3.x and Opera 9.x… but then, I check it out in IE6 and it doesn’t look right!
I say it’s time to bring back the buttons. Firefox Now, and Get IE7, or Opera Why Not etc. Lets get people to stop using IE6 and to start using the latest versions! As long as we keep supporting it, people will keep using it. It was fine back in the day to ask the user to use a specific browser, but now it’s a scary thing to do… or is it?
Upgrade to IE7, Firefox 2, Opera 9, and Safari 3!!!