RIP Internet Explorer 6

The time I never thought I’d see is now on the horizon. The web moving away from supporting Internet Explorer 6.

Many web developers are all too aware of the pain of getting their websites working correctly in all web browsers and THEN having to make sure they work in IE6. This is not only inconvenient and irritating, but expensive. However, with Google announcing it is no longer supporting IE6 and now Amazon following their lead, it is appearing that very soon (not immediately) people will be forced to update/change their web browser to use these large and prominent websites. Many other sites have also dropped IE6 support (list at

Finally we will be able to spend our time on functionality rather than legacy support.