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ratareina
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Hi, I recently created a site using css effects and pngs which are not supported in ie6. Rather than spend time making fixes for ie6 which will result in a boring site for ie6 users, I don't want the site to display in ie6 at all, and instead want to just give a message such as 'please upgrade your browser to view this site. click here to upgrade now'

my question is what is the easiest way to do this? I know html and css but am not a programmer, but I am thinking there must be an easy javascript line to put in there to achieve this, any ideas?

My site is freshlooksmedia.com, if anyone wants to, I'd also like some feedback on it. I've been working on odesk but am starting to try and build a local business, if anyone wants to offer any advice i'd appreciate that too. But if that's an inappropriate thing to ask (i dont know if business-related things are banned here?) then forget I asked, and just help me with the coding

thanks!

VIPStephan
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:08 PM
No JavaScript, use a conditional comment (http://www.quirksmode.org/css/condcom.html).

Apostropartheid
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Don't block the site. A person who can't upgrade will quite happily give you the finger. The best way, I think, would be a conditional comment with a message at the top, and, if JavaScript is enabled, a close button to make it go away.

jamesicus
Aug 14th, 2009, 02:26 AM
IE6 Update: Help kill Internet Explorer 6 (http://ie6update.com/)

.......... but before you do anything, visit and read ..........

Microsoft: Breaking up with IE 6 hard to do (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10309072-56.html)

IE Blog: Engineering POV: IE6 (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/08/10/engineering-pov-ie6.aspx)

Digg the Blog: Much ado about IE6 (http://blog.digg.com/?p=878l)

James

Alana4eva
Aug 14th, 2009, 03:53 AM
the easiest way is downloading firefox 3.5 and install it.forget IE6. ^^

Apostropartheid
Aug 14th, 2009, 04:15 AM
That's really badly informed. You can't just "forget it" when the web makeup gives it a pretty hefty swing.

noneforit
Aug 14th, 2009, 08:27 AM
That's really badly informed. You can't just "forget it" when the web makeup gives it a pretty hefty swing.

Agreed, if your website is a business then you cant really afford to lose custom by dropping IE6 in your accessibility. Plenty of people still use it, where i work for example we still use it as standard (10k people+) and so do a lot of places

abduraooft
Aug 14th, 2009, 10:06 AM
I don't want the site to display in ie6 at all, and instead want to just give a message [...] "I'm lazy and inefficient to serve my site in IE6" :d

Kristofa
Aug 15th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Remember that anyone running a version of windows older that XP(?) CAN'T upgrade beyond IE6. Like has already been said, if it's for a business, I'd take the hit and try and fix it. There's plenty of people here who have the ability to help you with that.

But yeah, in answer to your original question, use conditional comments like Stephan already said.