• Posted by Peter Haza
  • On February 18, 2009

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

  • 84 Comments

Current Web sites in Norway 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. In this blog post I’ve collected as many images as I can to show how the differnet sites are “edutcating” the Norwegian masses.

For international sites, you can look here.

finn.no is the biggest online buy and sell market in Norway. Their blogpost. They were the first to suggest doing the campaign, on Twitter Finn.no

tu.no were first to publish a post about it Tu.no

gamer.no is the biggest gaming site in Norway, and have a whole 47% of their users on Firefox. Still they want to help out Gamer.no

nettby.no is the biggest norwegian community online. Owned by vg.no Nettby.no

nextgentel.no is one of the bigger ISPs in Norway, they also run broadpark.no which has the same message Nextgentel.no

pwned.no is the biggest online game tournament site in Norway: Pwned.no

rb.no is a local news paper owned by the umbrella corporation A-pressen interaktiv. API has about 50 online papers, all with the same warning Rb.no

sesam.no is a norwegian search engine and portal, who also have their own mapping service. They are a part of finn.no Sesam.no

start.no is an online entertainment arena for youth in Norway Start.no

studentersamfundet.no is the Norwegian student society Studentersamfundet.no

vg.no is the biggest news site in Norway. They don’t like IE6 either Vg.no

db.no is the second biggest news site in Norway. Although late, they are now participating in the campaign. They also have an article Db.no

sol.no is a large news portal forwarding clients to articles on other sites sol.no

dn.no is a big site about business news dn.no

foreldreportalen.no is a parent portal Foreldreportalen.no

lavkarbo.no is a portal for taklking about different diets Lavkarbo.no

nwo.no plans to take over the world and have one global unitarian government. They have a slightly different approach, where they actually thank people for using IE6 as the insecure browser it is, making it easier for nwo to accomplish their goal Nwo.no

gulesider.no Yellow pages Gulesider.no

telefonkatelogen.no online phone book. Owned by gulesider.no Telefonkatalogen.no

keyteq.no does online marketing Keyteq.no

mac1.no is a mac portal Mac1.no

linux1.no is a linux portal Linux1.no

ipod1.no is an ipod portal Ipod1.no

kreativ1.no is a portal for creative work and people. They also have an article about the IE6 campaign Kreativ1.no

aftenposten.no is the third biggest news site in Norway Aftenposten.no

morgenbladet.no is a news paper with emphasis on culture, art, literature and politics Morgenbladet.no

sysedata.no is one of Norway’s biggest hosting providers and ISP Sysedata.no

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84 comments

  1. Posted by Anders Brenna 18th February, 2009 at 11:13 pm |

    Great compilation! Please keep it updated so we can refer to this page.

  2. Posted by Shay 18th February, 2009 at 11:50 pm |

    Swedish site: http://www.axbom.se/share/20090218-1h0-53kb.jpg

  3. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 12:06 am |

    That's the plan. Hopefully people will help me by giving me a tweet or hint if they find a page not in the list.

  4. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 09:08 am |

    Thanks. Added to my blog post for international sites: http://blog.peterhaza.no/current-international-we

  5. Posted by Mats Staugaard 19th February, 2009 at 09:35 am |

    Great list Peter!

  6. Posted by Robin Johansen 19th February, 2009 at 09:44 am |

    Great list and a great project too. I just made a big ugly box on my own site aswell: http://www.comfyrene.com – also used IE marquee tag on the header:)

  7. Posted by Sam Daams 19th February, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    Vi er med.

  8. Posted by Vegard Sætrenes 19th February, 2009 at 01:20 pm |

    I put an English version on http://mappic.org/ yesterday :-)

  9. Posted by Jim 19th February, 2009 at 01:38 pm |

    Another norwegian site:

    http://www.aftenbladet.no

    One of the 5 largest news sites in Norway

  10. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 01:48 pm |

    Thank you. Added.

  11. Posted by Mads 19th February, 2009 at 02:01 pm |

    http://www.hardware.no/artikler/ie6-kampanjen_rul

  12. Posted by mega 19th February, 2009 at 02:27 pm |

    Vakkert!

  13. Posted by Bjørn Johansen 19th February, 2009 at 02:40 pm |

    http://www.rallynorway.no/ Par millioner sidevisninger nå i helga :-)

  14. Posted by Andre 19th February, 2009 at 02:50 pm |

    Time to reconsider posting all the screen shots in a single page, and just putting the URLs? This page is getting heavier to download by the hour :)

  15. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 02:53 pm |

    Added. Thank you!

  16. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 02:54 pm |

    Hehe, yeah. Think I'll have to do pages myself.

  17. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 03:04 pm |

    There. Pages added

  18. Posted by My Name 19th February, 2009 at 05:40 pm |

    Don't forget http://www.fjellinjen.no It's been there for a couple of years now.

  19. Posted by Stian 19th February, 2009 at 06:04 pm |

    http://www.brukshundforumet.com/

    Should display a warning now.. please help a mac user confirm it..

  20. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 06:05 pm |

    Thanks. They'll be out shortly.

  21. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 06:26 pm |

    Done.

  22. Posted by Yngve 19th February, 2009 at 07:41 pm |

    Du kan legge til Føniks Fallskjermklubb på listen over de som har tatt med denne advarselen. http://foniksfsk.no

  23. Posted by dkdenz 19th February, 2009 at 07:51 pm |

    Hi. Great thing! I’m from Germany. I put an IE warning at my css-playgroundsite: http://dkdenz.de/

  24. Posted by Peter Haza 19th February, 2009 at 07:56 pm |

    Thanks for your message, but I try to avoid too personal blogs.
    If I include them too, this will be a full time job ++. Your link will stay in the comments though :)

  25. Posted by Yngve (again) 19th February, 2009 at 07:57 pm |

    Here's a link to the HTML-code which the majority of the Norwegian sites used to display the message:

    (Scroll down to the <textarea>)

    http://labs.finn.no/blog/finn-anbefaler-ie6-bruke

  26. Posted by Juristforeningen 20th February, 2009 at 07:31 am |

    http://www.juristforeningen.no har også advarsel.

  27. Posted by nifs.no 20th February, 2009 at 07:48 am |

    http://www.nifs.no

  28. Posted by Velmont 20th February, 2009 at 08:16 am |

    Hadde han klar få timar etter Finn Labs-posten, men venta på svar frå redaktør. Eg fekk aldri noko, men so kom eg på at det er jo eigentleg ikkje redaksjonelt innhald, det er frå meg.

    So no hev http://universitas.no/ (den største studentavisi i Noreg) fengje ei advarsel på den «levande» sida.

  29. Posted by Velmont 20th February, 2009 at 08:20 am |

    Det er verd å nemna at veldig mange av lesarane våre er frå UiO, der mange av maskinene framleis køyrer IE6. Skjerp dykk UiO!

    Forresten hev eg hatt ei raud varseling på bloggen min i fleire år, men turde ikkje fyreslå det for Universitas fyrr nokon andre tok andsvar ;-)

  30. Posted by torkil 20th February, 2009 at 09:29 am |

    If you want to easily check out how a website looks in a different browser, try IE Netrenderer: http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/. It has it's limitations, but it's great as a basic tool.

  31. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    That the tool I've been using to get the majority of the screen shots.

  32. Posted by Joacim 20th February, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    http://www.filmbyen.no burde legges til i denne lista!

  33. Posted by torkil 20th February, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    Oh okay, I just read: "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."

    So I thought I'd help you out ;)

  34. Posted by AK47 20th February, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    Denne kampanjen bør kunne få privat brukerene til å skifte, men vi må få med de store selskapene. DNV, Statoil, Eniro, etc…alle kjører IE6 og utgjør en veldig stor prosentandel av de som surfter på nettet.

    Hva om vi henger dem ut, dvs. vi henger ut IT avdelingene deres? Kan ikke du få startet noe på dette Peter?

    IT sjefene skal henges ut for sin: – elendig kontroll på IT sikkerhet – dårlige innsikt i brukerbehov – Kom gjerne med flere.

    Så går vi sammen og henger dem ut!

  35. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    Takk! Lagt til nu.

  36. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    Takk, dere har blitt lagt til.

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

    Dere har blitt lagt til i listen, takk.

  38. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    One of the big challenges in this campaign is to get the big companies and universities to upgrade the browsers.This is not done over night, but I hope the campaign is creating enough pressure from the company employees on their IT departments, that the change will be made.

  39. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    There has been taken a different approach already. Making fun or insulting IT bosses wont really help much. It's not an easy job to keep 1000+ computers up to date and at the same time have them working everywhere.
    However, we really hope this campaign is creating pressure from employees on their IT departments to make the switch. The switch isn't impossible, it's just a big task.


    I know there have been posted some stats already claiming that the campaign doesn't have the big effect, but I think that's mainly because making this switch in big companies takes planning, and isn't done overnight.
    For instance does this message indicate that something is happening.
    “Har en kompis p 0048else Nord IKT, de oversvm006d00650073 av forespr0073006c0065r om oppgradering fra #ie6 til IE7! :D”
    http://twitter.com/fuzzy76/status/1229922971<br />

    Free translated:
    “I have a buddy at Helse Nord IKT (Health North IT), and they are flooded with request for updating from IE6 to IE7″

  40. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    There has been taken a different approach already. Making fun or insulting IT bosses wont really help much. It's not an easy job to keep 1000+ computers up to date and at the same time have them working everywhere. However, we really hope this campaign is creating pressure from employees on their IT departments to make the switch. The switch isn't impossible, it's just a big task.

    I know there have been posted some stats already claiming that the campaign doesn't have the big effect, but I think that's mainly because making this switch in big companies takes planning, and isn't done overnight. For instance does this message indicate that something is happening. "Har en kompis på Helse Nord IKT, de oversvømmes av forespørsler om oppgradering fra #ie6 til IE7! :D" http://twitter.com/fuzzy76/status/1229922971 /&gt;

    Free translated: "I have a buddy at Helse Nord IKT (Health North IT), and they are flooded with request for updating from IE6 to IE7"

  41. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    There has been taken a different approach already. Making fun or insulting IT bosses wont really help much. It's not an easy job to keep 1000 computers up to date and at the same time have them working everywhere.
    However, we really hope this campaign is creating pressure from employees on their IT departments to make the switch. The switch isn't impossible, it's just a big task.

    I know there have been posted some stats already claiming that the campaign doesn't have the big effect, but I think that's mainly because making this switch in big companies takes planning, and isn't done overnight.
    For instance does this message indicate that something is happening.
    "Har en kompis på Helse Nord IKT, de oversvømmes av forespørsler om oppgradering fra #ie6 til IE7! :D"
    Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    Lagt til tidligere

  42. Posted by jenscw 20th February, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    UiO skal etter sigende oppgradere til IE7 denne uken. Mao bør det allerede ha skjedd. Det er ihvertfall den tilbakemeldingen vi som er webansvarlige for Juristforeningen har fått vite.

    For øvrig tilbyr UiO Firefox på de fleste maskinen, så det er brukerne som har valgt å bruke IE-dritten. Selv brukte jeg ikke IE overhodet mens jeg gikk på UiO.

  43. Posted by jenscw 20th February, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    Et av de mest brukte saksbehandlingssystemene i det offentlige, Websak, har inntil nylig krevd IE6. Det skal nå være testet med IE7, så det skal fungere. Men mange eldre saksbehandlere kvier seg uansett for noe nytt, og det viktigste er tross alt at saksbehandlingssystemer og intranett fungerer.

    Alt annet kommer i annen rekke.

    Men nå er testingen i departementet der jeg jobber ferdig, så i løpet av et par uker skal de oppgradere til IE7. (Dette er beskjeden jeg fikk MANDAG, altså før kampanjen startet.)

  44. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    Dette er jo gode nyheter. Hadde vr0074 veldig interessant 0068r00650020006fm hvorfor det skulle skje akkurat denne uken? Tilfeldig, eller bare god timing?

  45. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    Mitt inntrykk er at det er veldig mange bedrifter som har som ml0020 006fppdatere n 0069 2009, det ser vi jo ogs 0069 statistikkene fra fr002000610076.

  46. Posted by Audun Ulshagen 20th February, 2009 at 01:45 pm |

    DN.no er med på kampanjen. http://www.dn.no/forsiden/article1614192.ece

  47. Posted by SOL bruker 20th February, 2009 at 01:45 pm |

    http://www.sol.no har også lagt ut ie6 melding nå.

  48. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 01:50 pm |

    Det er veldig bra, men de har ikke klart 006bomme tilbake til meg med bilde selv etter flere forespr0073006c0065r.
    Jeg har mac, og har derfor ikke mulighet til 0062ruke ie6. Jeg har brukthttp://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php, men den plukker ikke opp plakaten.

  49. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 01:51 pm |

    Jeg trenger bilde, oghttp://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php fr0020ikke opp noe for sol.no.
    Dermed er jeg avhengig av at noe skaffer det for meg, for jeg har ikke ie6 p 006dacen.

  50. Posted by Audun Ulshagen 20th February, 2009 at 01:56 pm |

    Utvikling er på saken. Bilde kommer asap.

  51. Posted by Audun Ulshagen 20th February, 2009 at 02:56 pm |

    http://multimedia.dn.no/archive/00159/DNskjermdum… Holder dette?

  52. Posted by Peter Haza 20th February, 2009 at 03:10 pm |

    Japp, dere er lag til.
    Takk :)

  53. Posted by Audun Ulshagen 20th February, 2009 at 03:10 pm |

    Takk skal DU ha :)

  54. Posted by John Small 24th February, 2009 at 02:26 pm |

    We’ve been running a campaign against IE6 for sometime. I’ve updated our pages to link to yours. You can see it here http://www.travelgate.co.uk/why-internet-explorer-is-so-terrible-P81/1.html

  55. Posted by Illuminati 22nd March, 2009 at 07:50 pm |

    The (original bavarian) Illuminati against Internet Explorer 6: http://www.illuminaten.org

  56. Posted by Berth Jarnlöw 4th April, 2009 at 06:36 am |

    Hey! Please add panagora.se

    Keep up the good work!

    /B

  57. Posted by 仁心博客 21st May, 2009 at 02:17 pm |

    you can use IE8

  58. Posted by cityville 5th January, 2011 at 10:55 am |

    sometimes and I am proud to report this latest posting is in reality pretty effective and a whole good deal better than half the various other spam I read today

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