It's good to know that Microsoft's persistence to lower the usage of their outdated browser, Internet Explorer 6, is going well. Yesterday marked a milestone for the mission, revealing less than 1% of USA now use the browser to use the web.
In an official blog yesterday the message began "IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away" and carried on to say "We hope this means more developers and IT Pros can consider IE6 a “low-priority” at this point and stop spending their time having to support such an outdated browser."
The lack of support for modern web technologies creates a lot more work for web developers. This is a positive sign for the future as it will allow for contemporary techniques to be utilised, giving visitors to their websites a richer experience.
To find out more about Internet Explorer 6 use in your country and around the globe check the IE6 countdown.
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