Internet Explorer 6


The decline in U.S. popularity IE6 less than 1% caused the United States joined the group of countries benefiting from most modern web browsers. United States at leat has joined the ranks of Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in dropping below 1% usage of IE6. In addition, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal and the Philippines are also entering the Champions’ Circle. 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.


It is worth remembering that Internet Explorer 6 was released in August 2001 and over time become the most popular web browser in the world. Certainly, it was filled Microsoft’s pride, however, changed over time in the pressing problem.

Although the issue of subsequent versions of Internet Explorer and other competing browsers, IE6 participation was so great that he inhibit the development of network services (including the creation of modern websites).

Since 2008, more companies began the slow process of abandonment of support for this outdated browser (also in terms of compliance for template). In 2010, when, despite the efforts from IE6 still used the nearly 20% of users, to eliminate this problem, himself joined Microsoft. Less than a year later, the Redmond giant even launched a special website, which monitors global market share of IE6.

In summary, decline of IE6, will have a positive impact on the popularization of modern web technologies such as HTML5.