Norway Sites Urges Internet Explorer 6 Users to Upgrade

By | February 18, 2009 | 9 Comments


Trygve Lie is reporting a small revolution in Norway. Apparently, Finn.no has placed a small text box which recommends old IE6 users to upgrade their browser to a newer one and asked other webmasters do the same.

The ad which is visible to Internet Explorer 6 users only today has also appeared in the Norway’s largest web site vg.no. Api.no plans to put the same message box to about 60 online newspapers front pages as well.

Here’s what it says in the box:

Tips from us: You have an older version of Internet Explorer browser.

To get the best possible experience of using our website, you can get a free newer version of Internet Explorer. If you using a work computer, contact your IT administrator first.

On FINN labs, you can read more about why we recommend this upgrade.

Thanks you Trygve Lie for sending this.

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  • http://my.opera.com/fatal FataL

    This is very strange that people still use such old browser that even not support tabbed interface.
    Just recently I was very surprised to hear that my co-worker (programmer!) still use IE6 at home, explaining that it does a job and he is pretty satisfied with it.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Well, you know what they say: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

    :-)

  • http://my.opera.com/Chas4/blog/ Chas4

    It is broke if look at how Microsoft uses IE to control the web and to block other non IE browsers from getting the full version of a site. At least IE 8 will be standards compliant.

    Why Open the Web?

    Despite the connecting purpose of the Web, it is not entirely open to all of its users. When used correctly, HTML documents can be displayed across platforms and devices. However, many devices are excluded access to Web content.

    http://my.opera.com/community/openweb/info/

  • Tom

    Does anyone else get the same warning using IE8?

  • http://nocontinues.net Tiago Sá

    I have a small site, and I had another one before, and in both I put a similar box. In addition, when I was designing them, if a certain feature wouldn’t work, I’d just say “whatever” and don’t care about IE6 users.

    They are hurting US, web developers and every other web user out there, so EVERYONE who doesn’t use IE6 should turn against them.

  • http://www.przyroda.org.pl Sklep Wędkarski

    Using all IEs should be punishable ;) Especially IE6!

  • http://www.tuxnett.org Joachim

    In Norway this campaign have been realy big. It started with Finn.no but now allmost all the major websites in norway have the same add for IE6 users.

    Here is a list over the major websites in Norway that is supportig this campaign:
    http://blog.peterhaza.no/current-web-sites-in-norway-warning-against-internet-explorer-6/

    The same blogg with a list of international sites with IE6 warning ads:
    http://blog.peterhaza.no/current-international-web-sites-warning-against-internet-explorer-6/

    Just try to search for the #IE6 tag on twitter and youl see.

  • mabdul
  • Sky

    IE7?
    Why not FF3?
    There is the case of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but really, we aren’t fixing anything here. An upgrade is entirely different from a fix.
    It’s like comparing Win2000 to WinXP.
    Nothing wrong with 2000, but networking and presenting is made alot easier in XP.