A brief history ofIE6
Do you remember the launch of Internet Explorer 6? The month was August 2001. The commercial Internet was starting to really heat up, and Apple had yet to unveil its very first iPod. As for fluxiom, it wasn’t even a concept!
Eight years later, the browser is officially a relic. Superseded in October 2006 by the radically different version 7, and then again last March by version 8, it has been declared dead many times over, as it should be. Indeed, for all the innovations it brought in its day and age, it is now incapable of rendering modern sites, and constitutes aserious security liability for those still using it. It served us well, but it has no place on the web of today.
We are phasing out support forIE6
Following in the steps of many high-profile sites such as YouTube, MobileMe and Basecamp, fluxiom will progressively drop support for Internet Explorer 6, starting in the fall.
Supporting Internet Explorer 6 currently prevents us from focusing our energies on last-generation web technologies, that would dramatically improve the fluxiom experience. It is also incompatible with many speed optimisations we are waiting to put into effect, meaning it effectively holds back our entire user base, which we find unacceptable.
Finally, supporting Internet Explorer 6, and testing every part of the site on the browser, requires time and energy, which we cannot spend developing new features or improving existing ones. Here too, we feel this time is no longer wisely invested.
Continues @ http://blog.fluxiom.com