The company launched a website in 2011 which developers could use to help them convince customers to shift from IE6
Figures from research firm Net Applications showing that the use of the Internet Explorer 6 browser has slipped one per cent have given Microsoft company a reason to celebrate.
Director of Explorer marketing Roger Capriotti in a blog post said IE6 has been the punchline of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away. "We’ve been expecting this any day now and we’ve had a great time sharing a few drinks and toasts with you in anticipation of this moment," added Capriotti.
The company itself went out of its way to launch a website The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown in 2011, which offered resources that developers could use to help them convince customers and web users to shift from IE6.
They also offered a code for users viewing through Explorer 6, which read "You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. For a faster, safer browsing experience, upgrade for free today."