Regarding all this internet explorer 6 thing, to support or not, my philosophy is that I make websites for all people out there having an internet connection, so not providing at a decent / good navigation experience for more than 10% of them is not acceptable from my point of view. I started learning html/css back in 2005 and during all these years I learnt pretty well how to deal with different ie6 issues and nowadays I have no problems with it whatsoever, except the fact that it consumes a lot of my time to make it work as it should.
Regarding those browser statistics from w3schools, I think they are way too optimistic. It only shows the browser usage of people that only visit that site, not the whole net. I personally use this site to check out browser statistics, but not even this is too relevant in my opinion. A more relevant source would be wikipedia itself because that is a site that most users are using, not only us, the ones who work in IT. Wikipedia shows some rather discouraging percentages, stating that ie6 is still the most used browser on the net with 24.42% as of September 2009. Well I hope this information is false but I am not sure what to believe. I personally will keep supporting ie6 until it reaches, let’s say, 4% on global stats and less than 8% on wikipedia.
One thing you have to pray for is that Windows 7 will be so damn good when it reaches shelves so Windows XP finally gets dumped along with that ie6 that comes preinstalled with it.
I am bothered that the publishing date of each file is not present anymore. I hope to see it back, it’s very important for me. Otherwise the design seems decent for me, but it will take some time to get used to it.
Nice tutorial, but it doesn’t work in firefox 2. Not sure if it’s important though, since only ~1.8% internet users still use firefox 2 nowadays(me included) and their number is decreasing.