Some people have been asking us about Internet Explorer 6 countdown and how IE6 affects PSD to HTML. So here are some reasons why it is a real nightmare to all developers when doing any PSD to CMS or any kind of programming for that matter; customers using it around the world and how statics are going. Remember our mission to get it to 1%!
Some PSD to CMS have solutions like this plug-in for HTML to WordPress:
IE6 warning message plug-in for WordPress: If the end user is on IE6, a discreet yellow warning message appears. Links are provided to browser upgrades as well. “You are using Internet Explorer version 6.0 or lower. Due to security issues and lack of support for Web Standards it is highly recommended that you upgrade to a modern browser.”
Some reasons why no one should keep on using IE6 when coding PSD to CMS:
1) It does not comply with web standards- Web designers and developers have to spend an extra time on the project just to make the website look acceptable.
2) It does not support .PNG with transparent backgrounds- The images that have a shadow, or any sort of gradient, while being on a transparent background will not show up correctly in it.
3) It is insecure- When browsing the web, it is extremely vital to be safe from potential threats.
4) Its performance is really sad- While there are unlimited browser tests out there, it doesn’t take much to realize how much slower it is compared to any browser.
5) Lacks many features- Since it is outdated, users are very limited when using the Internet.
Since March 2011 Microsoft declared IE6 obsolete with only 12.0% worldwide users. “C’mon IE6, it’s time for a modern Web, so nice knowing you and all that but … buhbye,” Steve Clayton, director of cloud strategy for Microsoft.
We are happy to announce that IE6 percent is now 11.4% worldwide!