• Posted by Peter Haza
  • On February 19, 2009

  • Filed under CSS, HTML, Internet Explorer Campaign, Programming, Society

  • 51 Comments

Current international web sites warning against Internet Explorer 6

As mentioned earlier, there is a national collaboration amongst Norwegian web sites to make people upgrade their IE6 installation to something better; where better is anything from IE7 to Safari.

Being on a Mac, I have no easy way to actually see these warnings. I thought it would be cool to see, so I started asking around for screen shots. The result can be seen here.

Apparently this campaign also spread to Sweden and Australia, so now I’ve created this post to try to keep track of international pages working for the same campaign: To push IE6 percentages so low that you don’t have to take it into consideration when you create web sites anymore.

axbom.se is a Swedish site about web strategies and web trends: Axbom.se

travelfish.org is an Indonesian travel intelligence site Travelfish.org

mappic.org is a site where users can add pictures from places around the globe Mappic.org

travelfusion.com is a search engine related to travel information Travelfusion.com

aftonbloadet.se is one of the biggest news sites in Sweden Aftonbladet.se

travellerspoint.com is a site to share and plan travels Travellerspoint.com

flashmagazine.com is a site striving to give the best information about flash and related productions. Offices in Norway Flashingmagazine.com

whoa.nu is the biggest hip hop site in Sweden Whoa.nu

easyimagesoftware.com is a site for a product site for easy image software easyimagesoftware.com

Willhaben.at is a big online market place is Austria, eqiuvalent of Norwegian finn.no Willhaben.at

tv2.dk is the danish TV2 channel tv2.dk

hogyan.org is an Hungarian how-to site hogyan.org

Anyone missing? Please send me a message on twitter with a screen shot. (Having a hard time doing them myself, as I don’t have access to IE6 on my mac)

51 comments

  1. Posted by forteller 19th February, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    This is great! Would you mind keeping the wiki up to date too?

    http://ie6.forteller.net/

    Thanks! :)

  2. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    It's already a quite time demanding task to keep these two posts more or less up to date. I have to make a screen shot of every page.

    I will see if I can find time to do a few batch updates on forteller later.

  3. Posted by Vegard Sætrenes 19th February, 2009 at 01:55 pm |

    Added IE6 warning on http://mappic.org/ yesterday

  4. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 02:00 pm |

    Thank you. Added

  5. Posted by Thomas Hansen 19th February, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    Howdy, great work :) I've got one for you, though we've wanred against IE in general since like August 2008, so I am not really sure if we're in "our own class" or something … ;) http://ra-ajax.org

    Also I've made a "nautral upgrade from IE6 banner" which displays font-size according to "the quality of the different alternatives" which I've written about here; http://ra-ajax.org/the-fair-upgrade-from-ie6-bann

    Great initiative anyway :)

  6. Posted by Magnus 20th February, 2009 at 08:00 am |

    And since yesterday, http://www.IDG.se (largest IT related site in Sweden) as well.

  7. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    I was not able to see anything withhttp://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php.<br />Maybe you could take a screen shot and sent to me?

  8. Posted by Rune K M 20th February, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    @Thomas Hansen: Then I beat you to it. I've warned about IE6 (didn't have the guts to warn about IE in general) since July 2008 :-) http://www.central-fixation.com (A screenshot is here: http://www.central-fixation.com/pics/cf_ie6w.png)

  9. Posted by web developer 20th February, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    I have a problem with the fact that several of the campaigning sites suggesting that Safari is a better browser than IE7. Not on Windows, it isn't. On Windows it's a less secure browser than IE7, and not yet stable enough to compare with mature browsers. It may be good on OS/X but if you have IE6, Safari for Windows is hardly an upgrade.

  10. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    I haven't really checked what most sites are suggesting, but from what I've heard most sites are just suggesting something other than IE6. That be firefox, opera, chrome or safari.
    Safari may not be more secure on windows, but it's more standards compliant than IE7. I don't think that's the point though. Just getting people to upgrade is the most important goal.
    Stats also show that most are clicking on the IE-update link.

  11. Posted by soup 20th February, 2009 at 04:24 pm |

    Willhaben.at first out in Austria! Huge classifieds site..

  12. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 05:05 pm |

    Added

  13. Posted by Stian 20th February, 2009 at 05:39 pm |

    Please add TV2 Denmark
    http://twitpic.com/1l4m2

  14. Posted by Stian J 20th February, 2009 at 07:01 pm |

    http://www.svenskfast.se/ should be added.. no time for a screen shot..

  15. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 06:13 pm |

    Done

  16. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 06:14 pm |

    netrenderer didn't show up with anything, which means I'm unable to make a picture myself.

  17. Posted by Arnaud Goudsmit 21st February, 2009 at 02:39 pm |

    Finally!!! I fully support this action. I will upgrade our company site with the IE6 message. I was thinking along the same lines. I am happy someone started the movement. Thanks from Holland!

  18. Posted by charlie 21st February, 2009 at 02:49 pm |

    Pls add hogyan.org: http://www.hogyan.org/fajlok/2009/02/hogyanorgie6

    this site is a hungarian how-to page.

  19. Posted by Peter Haza 21st February, 2009 at 04:24 pm |

    Done!

  20. Posted by Dirk Klar 21st February, 2009 at 05:01 pm |

    Hi. I'm a Germen webdesigner and I put also a warning at my buisness site. http://dkmd.de/ Maybe you want add it? Bye

  21. Posted by Brian Larholm 21st February, 2009 at 08:13 pm |

    And I have just added the warning to Noesis Chat (formerly known as Lycos Chat, and Yahoo Chat) main entrypoint on http://www.worldsbiggestchat.com Will be adding it to the profile pages during the weekend for even more exposure.

  22. Posted by web standards 23rd February, 2009 at 08:10 am |

    As a web standards developer im strangled to hold back on technologies and standards. It is about time something happens on this Issue…

  23. Posted by Bellamy Budiman 23rd February, 2009 at 08:19 am |

    Hi Peter, glad to see that campaigns like this are sprouting worldwide. We at Neuro-Designs would like to join the cause: http://www.neuro-designs.com

    Thanks.

  24. Posted by Tim 26th February, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    To actually get people to update their browser, especially elderly and people who are afraid to do anything to their pc. We made a dutch site showing step for step update process of IE6 to IE7 or firefox. So if you're dutch send this to your grandparents :P http://www.ieupdate.nl

  25. Posted by Travelpal 26th February, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    Hi. A Lithuanian company Travelpal Co. Ltd. also supports this campaign. We have added a message for IE6 users on our website http://www.travelpal.lt. Travelpal is an incoming tourism organizator, oriented into the Norwegian market. The screenshot can be found here: http://www.travelpal.lt/Travelpal_ie6.png.

  26. Posted by Travelpal 26th February, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    (fixed) Hi. A Lithuanian company Travelpal Co. Ltd. also supports this campaign. We have added a message for IE6 users on our website http://www.travelpal.lt Travelpal is an incoming tourism organizator, oriented into the Norwegian market. The screenshot can be found here: http://www.travelpal.lt/Travelpal_ie6.png

  27. Posted by Bjørn 2nd March, 2009 at 03:31 pm |

    Seems like aftonbladet.se has removed the ie6 warning. It does not show up in my ie6 test nor via NetRenderer

  28. Posted by adam 27th March, 2009 at 04:03 pm |

    Here's another great article.
    http://www.bringdownie6.com/

  29. Posted by Eugene 28th March, 2009 at 01:57 pm |

    We made http://enoughie6.com Add your site ;-).

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