If you’ve ever designed for the Web, you know what a pain it is to get your work to look right in Internet Explorer 6. It’s outdated, and it’s not standards compliant, so a design that looks good in Firefox, Chrome, or Safari might look horrible in IE6 (and subsequent versions for that matter). The good news is that Microsoft has started the countdown to the end with a map that shows IE6 browser share around the world. Twelve percent of the world still uses the browser as of February 2011, with a big chunk of that from China.
[Internet Explorer Countdown | via @mericson]
Here is another view on Microsoft’s stance on IE6: http://www.isolani.co.uk/blog/standards/MicrosoftsAntiIe6Rhetoric
Apparently, Microsoft thinks that Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are part of China.
That pie chart at the bottom right is just horrible. Having the numbers sum up to 12% makes it impossible to understand.
Why are Turkey and Singapore colored purple when their percentages put them in the blue group?
my old computer at home choked when i tried to upgrade from IE 6 years ago. doubt my netbook would fare much better. i’m quite happy to carry on using 6 until MS pry it from my dead hands. i use IE 8 at work, but only when necessary. Firefox is my browser of choice, though Chrome is nice for incognito mode.