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darius9000
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unfortunately there are still a lot of internet surfers browsing on IE6 . when i code, i always try to make it look OK on IE6 too!

i hope, really hope that soon IE6 users will drop under 10%, then i will stop code for IE6 :)

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DDStudios
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What is the % now ?

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DDStudios
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Oh just saw the BIG IE 6 thread lol

Sorry about talking about that again .. the forum is not really intuitive and I only read the newest post.

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parajuli
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January 2009 -18.5%

:( It is gonna take 1 more year to ignore it!

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SachaG
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What I do personally is that I use a separate stylesheet for IE 6 and if something doesn’t work, I just hide it or remove it. IE 6 users don’t get the full experience, but the website doesn’t look broken either. It might just have less transparent images or javascript animations than in other browsers.

I don’t think we should fully support IE 6 , but our templates should at least look OK in what is still one of the most widely used browsers. Otherwise people will assume it’s your fault, not their browser’s.

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JeffreyWay
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Here is how I instruct the reviewers:

If a template is fully functional in IE6 , but contains a few slight errors – no big deal. However, it’s just lazy not to compensate for transparency. It takes thirty seconds to do so.

If I had reviewed the MinimalTemplate, I would have instructed the author to fix the transparency issues before it was accepted. Hopefully, he or she will take care of that soon.

On the other hand, if a template completely breaks in IE6 , it MUST be rejected.

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CreativeStable
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What I do personally is that I use a separate stylesheet for IE 6 and if something doesn’t work, I just hide it or remove it. IE 6 users don’t get the full experience, but the website doesn’t look broken either. It might just have less transparent images or javascript animations than in other browsers. I don’t think we should fully support IE 6 , but our templates should at least look OK in what is still one of the most widely used browsers. Otherwise people will assume it’s your fault, not their browser’s.
yeah I agree with this.
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DDStudios
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Hey I didnt wanted to denonciate Minimaltemplate ! :P Sorry about that.

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tonyc
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Here is how I instruct the reviewers:

If a template is fully functional in IE6 , but contains a few slight errors – no big deal. However, it’s just lazy not to compensate for transparency. It takes thirty seconds to do so.

If I had reviewed the MinimalTemplate, I would have instructed the author to fix the transparency issues before it was accepted. Hopefully, he or she will take care of that soon.

On the other hand, if a template completely breaks in IE6 , it MUST be rejected.

I agree that’s the best way to go!

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mads
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Jeremy Keith wrote a really nice article on 24ways this December about just this. Have a look:

http://24ways.org/2008/the-ie6-equation

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