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  • Writer's pictureNick Lansley

Watch the demise of IE6 *LIVE* on a Microsoft web site!

If you’re a regular reader to this blog you’ll remember the article I wrote back in October about web browser trends on our web site (

In that article I showed a graph (reproduced below) displaying the gradual decline – but significant usage – of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on the web site:

Well now you can watch the worldwide decline of IE6 via a special web site that Microsoft have set up for the purpose. Follow the link at the bottom of this article to go and watch – and even take part in the decline with Microsoft’s blessing!

Microsoft say:

“10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye. This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.”.

I’m thoroughly enjoying Microsoft’s open and honest conversations with the public and with developer communities on all manner of subjects these days. This is further good news for all our web development teams who have to program especially for IE6 and program again for other web browsers.

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