Save the Developers Movement! Ditch Internet Explorer 6
This is a call for help from web developers and programmers who are taking more effort and time in developing a web app or site just to make sure that it works on an outdated browser. I use Firefox and Opera browsers so I didn’t bother upgrading my IE to a newer version. When I tested this site in IE6, I found out that some of my png images are being displayed with black borders instead of the transparent borders blending with the background which is just one of the downside of using IE6 (didn’t get the chance to test in a lower version).
This campaign will result in former IE 6 users having a more enjoyable experience on the web while creating a less stressful and complicated environment for web developers by hastening the retirement of Internet Explorer 6. If this happens, maybe beta testing of certain web apps and services will be shorter and can be available to the public faster. Although, there are still a lot of people who are not too fond of this campaign, they feel that developers should do their job in making their apps and websites to work properly on IE 6 and other reasons are work related which makes them unable to upgrade their browsers (some are still using IE5).
Web developers and owners who wants to support the movement can grab a script from SaveTheDevelopers.org and put it in their websites which will detect if a visitor is using an outmoded browser. When and if IE6 is detected, it will display a pop-down window(like the image above) which will direct the user to a page where they can upgrade to IE7 or use other browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari, Camino or Flock.