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15 December 2010

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Help Us bring down Internet Explorer 6 - Stand Up for Your Consumer Rights!

Are you still on Internet Explorer 6?

Are you looking to have some web-based design work done in the near future?

If you answered yes to either of the above, it's time to join our revolution!

We've just signed up to www.bringdownie6.com and we think you should get involved and sign up too. What's this all about, you ask? It's all about the growing army of designers and computer users generally who are becoming more and more disgruntled with the antiquated, out-of-touch web browser otherwise known as Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).

Why, oh why is this dinosaur of a browser still hanging about when we have so much better alternatives like Firefox, Safari and, of course, the updated Internet Explorer 8?!

The problem is this: because lots of businesses with multiple users still have it, web designers and e-marketers have no choice but to design to suit its many compatibility issues, but the only ways of doing this are extremely time consuming and more expensive. It won't be long before security updates are no longer provided for IE6, making it a security risk in waiting.

Equally, it holds us design boffins back - because Microsoft haven't provided any updates for some time, IE6 does not support more recent, more advanced CSS and XHTML, which in lay terms means that because pages designed in more advanced formats will not display properly, us designers have to hop in a time machine and go back at least 10 years - do you want your website to look this dated at its launch?

It's a given that you're going to need to update your e-marketing and website at some point in the future. The only question is, do you want to save yourselves a lot of time and money?

Support designers across the globe- and do yourselves a favour - by downloading the "Bring down IE 6" campaign logo at: http://www.netmag.co.uk/files/bd.png

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