[thelist] still considering IE6?
marathon.durandal at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 07:30:40 CDT 2009
Great points ! Thanks for the reasoned rebuttal. I think this is an argument
a lot of developers overlook.
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 08:35:12PM -0700, Will wrote:
> for sure, target audience is key. But there's also a business decision to be
> made and it revolves around money: IE6 support is expensive. What clients
> want in a website and what IE6 can deliver without a lot of extra
> development time aren't always in sync.
> We're starting to see the shift with our clients now - they're interested in
> "supporting" IE6 but we're starting to have conversations about what
> "supporting" actually means. With big sites, IE6 development (bug fixing)
> time really adds up and it's up to the client to decide "do I want to spend
> the remainder of my budget getting features a, b and c to work/look exactly
> the same in all browsers or do I want to add features d and e with that
> For a number of the clients we're working with, they're starting to choose
> the latter. In simple ways, graceful degradation or your own version GBS can
> save a lot of money. On a site I'm building now, browsers that understand it
> get rounded corner buttons and callouts via CSS3 while older browsers
> including IE6 get trusty square boxes. Layout a little shifted in IE6? Who
> cares as long as the site works and the client's brand isn't being damaged.
> Ultimately, it's about audience but budget vs features is definitely on the
> rise as a factor with our clients.
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 7:36 AM, Matthias Ritzkowski <matthiar at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hi,
> > just a quick pulse check on the group. Lazybones here is considering
> > dropping IE6 from officially supported browsers, since IE7 and 8 are now
> > out. I am in the early stages here, but I am wondering what others are
> > doing?
> > Am I too early to do it (June 2009) ?
> > I am currently testing in Firefox, Konqueror, Opera, Safari, IE7 and IE8.
> > Regards
> > Matthias
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