Internet Explorer 6. Nine years on, it’s still a headache for web designers and developers across the globe!
Most of us would like to forget about this horrid old browser — first launched in 2001, for crying out loud — but there’s always that client or user who insists on using it (or is forced to by their employer). Even among the audience of W3Schools — a web-savvy crowd if ever there was one — there are still around 5% of visitors using IE6 at the time of writing.
The result of all this is that we are forced to spend hours of extra coding time, just to make our sites work in this outdated browser.
How many big sites these days actually bother supporting IE6?
But how many big sites these days actually bother supporting IE6? One might think that they all would, considering their huge user bases. But is this the case?