View Full Version : Do really people nowadays use IE6

Mar 13th, 2009, 11:23 AM
okay guys.. i'm having a really hard time getting things done because of IE6..

so how many of you really do use IE6? raise your hand.. IE7? raise your hand..

and guys can you help me out.. on how to make a prettier submit button? not like the plain old grey button..

what i have in mind is

<input type="submit" value="Submit"/>

and there is a background image.. and when you hover the background image changes.. pure css please.. i have read some js work around.. but at the moment.. i would like to just make it work like this..

I made a little something like what i have in mind..

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">

input.OK{background:url(images/ok.gif) no-repeat;
input.OK:hover{ background:url(images/okok.gif) no-repeat;


<input type="submit" class="OK" name="OK" value="" />

i tried it on IE7 and FF.. no problem.. i

but when i got to IE6.. it wont work??

Mar 13th, 2009, 01:16 PM
It doesn’t work because it’s not working in IE 6. That’s a fact and you can’t do anything about it if you insist in not using JavaScript. But if it’s something as simple as changing a background image my opinion is: just don’t bother about it. As long as it doesn’t break the functionality of the button it doesn’t matter whether or not IE 6 users will see an image swap there. And as it doesn’t matter you could as well use (unobrusive) JavaScript for it.

And by the way: You’re in the wrong forum here if you’re asking if anybody is using IE 6. This is a forum of web savvy and browser-aware people so you will hardly find anybody. You should rather ask Google how many visitors using IE 6 they have.

Mar 13th, 2009, 02:04 PM
I can't get rid of IE 6, because about 23% of the visitors still use it, but I take it another way and I'm happy I get rid of IE 5.5, :)
Life is happy, you must only see the things from another point of view, :)

I talk about visitors of my sites, probably is not relevant in global context, :)
best regards

Mar 13th, 2009, 02:14 PM
I use firefox and opera.
But for my IE, its 6. Never bothered to upgrade to 7, I figured why bother, I'd never use it anyway.

Mar 13th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Quick story about IE6...

I, too, thought it was done. I mean even the most basic PC user must visit Windows Update every now and then - and will be prompted to update to IE7. So I blew IE6 off on this last design. When I was done I sent the link to the folks I was helping with their website and they replied that they didn't like this, want this different, could this be moved and straightened ... I'm like "What the heck!?" I go over there and sure enough they are on a Win2000 machine (older office equipment) with IE6 and my design looks like I threw it together drunk with Dreamweaver (WYSIWYG)! :mad:

My fault. I will never ignore IE 6 again!

But, as someone mentioned earlier ... as least we can [hopefully] forget about 5.5! :thumbsup:

Good luck!

Mar 13th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Do really people nowadays use IE6

And by the way: You’re in the wrong forum here if you’re asking if anybody is using IE 6. This is a forum of web savvy and browser-aware people so you will hardly find anybody.
See a similar thread at http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=157193

Mar 13th, 2009, 04:18 PM
If your only problem is the submit button looking different in IE6, I wouldn't worry that much, the more hacks you put in the more you have to maintain your code over time.

As a general rule I guess the site should work in IE6 (and by work I also mean the basic design) but I wouldn't go overboard on the little extras.

Kind of like the trifle effect - http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/web_standards_trifle.html

Mar 13th, 2009, 04:39 PM
oh my god... what a shocking response from the others..

oh well.. i guess i should start reading and rewriting my pages for IE6.