IE 6 in Trash

Let’s admit it; we all hate Internet Explorer 6. About 80% of our CSS debugging times are spent on IE6. We all know that IE6 is outdated and has horrible CSS rendering engine. However, most average Internet users haven’t realized that yet. Well, it is time to do something…



Common IE hacks



CSS Conditional comments

In order for our sites to work on specific version of IE (due to improper CSS rendering), CSS conditional comments are used to apply special CSS specifications to fix it. If you haven’t realized this yet, read the IE bug articles on positioniseverything.net (warning: you might hate IE more after you read them).


PNG hack

As mentioned early, IE6 is outdated and doesn’t support PNG alpha transparency. In order to display PNG (with alpha transparency) properly in IE6 or older version, we use this hack. I know that PNGs don’t display probably in IE6. You should upgrade your browser anyway. Why are you still using the outdated browser?”


Why trash IE6 hacks?

I know this is difficult because about 37% (according to w3schools.com) of internet users are still using IE6. But, together we can make a different. Stop using IE hacks on your sites and let them see the ugly side of IE6. Eventually, they will find a better browser (ie.Firefox) or at least upgrade to newer version of IE.

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