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IE6 Almost Dead In the US 335

SharkLaser writes "Microsoft, and the whole tech world, is celebrating the fact that use of Internet Explorer 6 has dropped below one percent in the US. 'Time to pop open the champagne because, based on the latest data from Net Applications, IE6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1 per cent!,' said Roger Capriotti, director of Internet Explorer marketing. '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.'"
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IE6 Almost Dead In the US

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  • Re:A cheer goes up (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Phrogman ( 80473 ) on Wednesday January 04, 2012 @10:50AM (#38584692) Homepage

    My problem with CSS is fairly simple overall:
    * With tables I can see how things are laid out on the page from the HTML itself, clearly and succinctly. I do have to retype things and its not always clear, nor is it perfectly reproduced in all browsers, but its close enough. I can do complex layouts quite easily.
    * With CSS, I have to constantly have a seperate page open containing the CSS, and its not inherently clear in the HTML how things are being laid out on the page. I must reference back and forth.

    I think CSS makes sense as a concept, but the reality is really quite annoying for the most part. I see it as a triumph of the designers and artists over the developer.

    I am using CSS but reluctantly. I prefer tables as development time for a page was easily 20x faster for me. I can think in tables. I cannot think in CSS at all.

    Get off my lawn :P

  • Wrong, IE9 sucks (Score:5, Interesting)

    by sakdoctor ( 1087155 ) on Wednesday January 04, 2012 @11:00AM (#38584802) Homepage

    I posted a comment almost identical to yours this year praising IE9, but today IE9 is not a good browser.
    It's an old and crusty browser, because you know web stuff moves THAT fast.

    As usual IE is tightly bound to windows, and yet again particular versions of windows. IE9 supports some HTML5 stuff sure. It also supports canvas, but canvas is useless without requestAnimationFrame. Session history management, asyncronous external Javascript, native Regex form validation [] for the complete list of how embarrassingly old IE9 is.
    So sorry, but your comment is around 9 months out of date.

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