Today is a big day, both from a national and an international point of view. From just a tiny message on the microblogging community twitter, now almost all Norwegian news papers online show a message to their users still using Internet explorer 6, telling them to upgrade to IE7 or another more secure and standards compliant browser.
I think this is a great initiative, and a very special one too. It’s not often you see all the media corporations in Norway agree on something, but this time they did.
I’ve marked Feb. 18th 2009 on my calendar, and I’ll keep checking the statistics to see if we see a significant drop or not.
I’ve also started to track pages who show a IE6-warning:
Norwegian sites here: http://blog.peterhaza.no/current-web-sites-in-norway-warning-against-internet-explorer-6/
International sites: http://blog.peterhaza.no/current-international-web-sites-warning-against-internet-explorer-6/
- Current Web sites in Norway warning against Internet Explorer 6
- Current international web sites warning against Internet Explorer 6
- Does the Norway initiated IE6-campaign work?