incrediBILL - 7:12 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I design for AppleWebKit compatible browsers and if it flat doesn't work on IE I'll obviously fix it.
However, if it's just slightly imperfect on IE? bummer dude.
I'm starting to think it's time to revise the old battle cry of the 90s and start telling people using the "wrong" browser to switch. At this point, since everything else uses AppleWebKit, it doesn't really matter which browser, just anything other than IE.
something that looks good in IE6 might be terribly ugly in other browsers.
IE 6? Seriously?
Many big sites deprecate support for anything more than 3 versions old and I gave up the backwards compatibility thing a couple of years ago so I don't test on anything other than the current version, really don't care about laggards (XP) anymore.
Also, Apple recently dropped support for Windows on Safari 6 so I don't bother testing Safari anymore either. Not buying overpriced iCrap just to test for Apple iVisitors but when I find myself near an Apple iDevice I'll check my sites just for iGiggles ;)
It helps when those types of users can still see what everyone else is seeing
Let them upgrade to any other current browser that still supports their OS.
Firefox 14 runs on:
* Windows XP SP2
* Windows Server 2003
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
Therefore, running XP is not a valid excuse to run old MSIE 6 or 7.
FWIW, people using donated machines typically don't turn into money therefore they aren't part of my business model, don't think twice about them except every 2-3 years when I donate old computers to GoodWill or something. Many big sites use technology that won't work in MSIE 6 and I doubt you could use Yahoo! Mail, GMail, etc. for starters.