This is one of those things that mostly excites only web designers and developers and I am laughing right now at my decision to post it here.
IE6 stands for the web browser made by Microsoft itself, Internet Explorer version 6. whatever. The browser, of course, is where you look at web pages. They are supposed to be built to certain exact codes so that web designers can make web pages that look like how they are supposed to look (and work).
IE6 failed in so many ways. It was legendary in its failure.
And so, making things work in IE6 always involved extra steps — hoops to jump through. And steps cost time and money.
So the announcement of its demise is champagne time around web design studios! Well, in fact, this time has been coming gradually for a while and many site owners and developers have already abandoned taking those extra steps for IE6. It all depends on who your site visitors are. But it won’t be long before the discussion is entirely moot.
But for now, there is still palpable excitement at programming blog for the official end of IE6.
And you have to love The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown!