Following on from Richard’s demonstration of the broad share of the browser market that Internet Explorer has, it is worth noting that we developers and the designers still need to cater for the relic that is IE6. Whilst your everyday user will probably be using version 7 or 8 or more likely Firefox, the corporate sector are still tied to the old browser due to the massive project of rolling out a new version in a corporate environment.
ZDNet has this to say on the matter:Â http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=31328
So, despite thinking that we should code to the latest browser technologies and new web standards, we should always keep in mind the clients main customer market and ask the question ‘what is the minimum browser that the site should cater for’.
One good reference site for all things that IE doesn’t comply with is here:Â http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer.html