Apparently one of the largest websites on the planet is no longer going to be supporting Internet Explorer 6.0. For some, this is sad news and for others this couldn’t make them happier.
You could probably argue both sides of the camp here, especially from our perspective, of why we should keep making our websites IE 6.0-compatible, but I’m now leaning more on the side of simply educating one’s visitors the benefits of IE 8.0+, FireFox, Safari, and Chrome.
We should definitely be considerate when educate them and not just block them from using your site (so don’t do something like this) and instead perhaps provide something like this great WordPress plugin, that gives them a little warning.
There are so many benefits to upgrading, and that’s the point that you want to communicate to your visitors (and possibly congregation…?). A better, faster, and more enjoyable experience!
Educate your visitors, but don’t close the door.