On Tuesday we brought you news of IE6 No More, the movement to accelerate the death of Internet Explorer 6. The campaign asks sites to include code that detects IE6 visitors and encourages them to upgrade to Firefox, IE8, Safari or Google Chrome. On Tuesday the movement composed of around a dozen sites, today that number exceeds 70 participants.
The sites jumping on board are by no means insignificant: they include established internet startups, consulting firms and (of course) design blogs. As the sites creator, David Rusenko, told us on Tuesday, the aim is to target both personal users who are behind the times and put pressure on corporate IT departments:
“We think we can have a huge impact: For those users that are just unaware they are using an old browser (mothers, grandmothers), we’d like to encourage them to upgrade and have a better experience using our sites. For those users in corporate environments, we’d like to start putting pressure on the IT department to upgrade — the more users who complain about seeing the prompts (especially if coming from the top), the more pressure the IT department will have to either upgrade IE 6 or install Firefox side-by-side with IE 6 for compatibility reasons.”
With 72 sites on board at last count, that aim is closer to becoming a reality.
IE6 No More: Who’s On Board
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