The Life and Times of Internet Explorer 6 (Comic)

By | February 12, 2010 | 12 Comments


The life and times of Internet Explorer 6, by Brad Colbow.

The Life and Times of Internet Explorer 6 (Comic)

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://www.pneumatig.com.pl pneumatyka

    “These new browsers had features like tabbed browsing”.

    Yeah, but lets not forget about who invented the idea!!

    Opera should be definitely mentioned here. It had tabbed browsing before FF and Safari even existed.

    • nobody

      tabbed browsing wasnt invented by opera :)

      some other browser, now long forgotten, invented it

      • jefri12

        Although Opera didn´t invented tabbed browsing yes implemented first in 1995 MDI browsing, predecessor of tabbed browsing.

        By the way the first browser that introduced tabbed browsing was NetCaptor in 1997

        • Anachron

          And Erwise implemented single SDI browsing in 1992, a predecessor to tabbed browsing.

      • http://www.pneumatig.com.pl pneumatyka

        Thanks for clarification.

  • ichann

    As jefri said Opera had MDI than later incorporated tabs after Netcaptor invented them for the browser scene (I believe adobe truly ‘invented’ tabs – if I am not mistaken)

    The correct analogy would be that Opera was the first ever browser to move the tabs towards the top of the screen and also have it on top of the navigation bar.

    IE 6 needs to die. Even if you are at work, you should not be surfing the inter webs for hot models like that Australian bloke (poor channel 7)

    • Anachron

      Heck yeah! And what an “invention” that is, almost as great as Apple’s place the titlebar buttons on the wrong side “invention”, or how about the “don’t show labels for icons” invention, now that’s surely something that took a lot of effort.

      • ichann

        Heck yeah! And what an “invention” that is

        I’m guessing you do not fancy tabs; Fair enough. Enjoy IE6

        Note: If that was sarcasm, you failed miserably.

        • Anachron

          It’s an answer to this particular part of your comment and if you can’t see how that relates to my comment then you are truly blind.

          The correct analogy would be that Opera was the first ever browser to move the tabs towards the top of the screen and also have it on top of the navigation bar.

          • ichann

            Are you or are you not dissing tabbed browsing? I believe my comment was appropriate. If not, you are welcome to show me the light

  • http://weloveit.info/mark Mark Waters

    I am using the Block IE6 plugin ( http://vasthtml.com/js/wordpress-block-ie6-plugin/ ) on our WordPress-MU installation and including a URL to this page so any IE6 user can see why they were blocked.

    Thanks for explaining it clearly.

  • Sergiu

    Two fight and the third wins.(look at the scene where Netscape and IE fight,Opera is the boss on the tower that watches them and the dragon is Mozilla) :)