View Single Post
Old 05-30-10, 04:13 AM   #1
t3hl33td4rg0n
Dethklok Returns!
 
t3hl33td4rg0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kent, OH
Posts: 2,142
Send a message via AIM to t3hl33td4rg0n Send a message via MSN to t3hl33td4rg0n Send a message via Yahoo to t3hl33td4rg0n
Default Do you still write IE6 compatible code?

I was having a discussion with a friend recently and we were talking about IE6 compatibility. I was initially supporting the idea that you should always make sure your code works in all the browsers, including IE6.

My friend works for a well known publishing firm in Cleveland. He spends a lot of time with wordpress and JQuery - usually doing PHP stuff. HE was telling me that if a client wants IE6 compatibility that they actually charge extra to ensure the site functions proper.

I guess that makes sense, so I considered not even bothering with IE6 anymore. I will still keep my XP VM with IE6SP1 around to make sure things aren't totally botched, but I won't make any substantial changes to the code - probably just use JS to fix it up because IE6 is epic fail at CSS.

Anyone who is experienced with CSS and JS in web development knows that IE6 is a real pain to make things render properly in the more "design" rich sites.

I have found that it doesn't take much to get things working properly in IE8/7 and FF2/3, and usually what works in Chrome will work in Safari - I also tend to assume Opera will render things properly.

...
Also, according to W3C, as of this year only 7-8% of end-users out there are still using IE6. I imagine at least the majority are still using it in an office environment, because they aren't allowed to use anything else.

Your thoughts?
__________________


Intel QX9650 @ 3.83GHzXFX 780ieVGA GTX 560Ti8GB GSkill DDR800Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCI-ESeagate 1.5TB . 4x Samsung 2TB

Quote:
Originally Posted by MowTin View Post
....it's so clear how government makes things worse not better...
t3hl33td4rg0n is offline   Reply With Quote