| 10:31 pm on Mar 11, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to the future ;) I abandoned IE5.x a long time ago, but now in 2008 there is virtually no real IE5 user agents around, apart from a few rogue bots with fake user agents. Next step, dumping IE6 support... which should be helped by the forced upgrade to IE7.
| 1:40 pm on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
It's weird. IE5 hasn't accounted for more than 0.2 to 1% for a long time but I still test in IE5 just to make sure :)
Guess it's just habit.
| 6:12 am on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Just reviewed browser stats on an ecommerce client site. Thus far for this month, IE6 is used by 30% of visitors, and has been used for 19% of conversions. Too large to ignore.
| 6:21 am on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
IE6, yes ... but no one uses IE5.x or older
I, too, have completely dropped support for them a long time ago.
| 11:17 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)|
IE 5 is done. But maybe that's irrelevant (see below). If only folks had realized the power of IE 5.5 in particular . . . IE 7 wasn't even announced until all that long ago, and now it's already IE 8 time. Another browser variation, with more 'sniffing' and 'anti-sniffing', or whatever required. IE 6 had been around during the 'lull'. Now perhaps we're back to browser competition. Or consider it this way. A fair number of people worry about Safari and Opera. But Opera's made no headway, for some reason. It's a pretty good browser. And no on uses it. Firefox has ripped away M$ once 90%+ domination. But people still write for Opera, which probably is about the same range as IE 5 and 5.5. So if for Opera, why not IE 5.5, at least?
Of course, one reason for why Opera - it can do so much that 5.5 simply can't. Why Opera? - because the programmer likes it.
| 11:36 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I too am waiting to drop IE6. I wish they'd done some proper patching of it at least; but in the current state it remains too bad to use. A thorn in my side at every turn.
As for opera's limited market share vs. firefox - it's not open source even if you aren't charged for it.
| 12:38 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Was wondering.. How do you test for different versions of IE? I have tried to get IE6 and IE7 next to each other, but failed. (The resulting upgrade was undone, as I think IE7 is more like FF than IE6). I now ask my gf to create a screenshot of news sites every once in a while during development, which is far from ideal...
IE5 went out loooong ago; together with 540px resolution support, I think :D
| 1:41 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)|
IE6 and IE7 on one computer [webmasterworld.com]
| 3:00 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)|
purrrr-fect; (The link, the solution.. I'll have to see)