no more i6 for basecamp

A few days I logged into my Basecamp account to be greeted by a new page…bascially they are stopping support for IE6! Ok, so more and more people are on IE7, Safari, Firefox with Chrome coming soon but I was still surprised.

I had read a few articles recently where users had come across websites which no longer supported IE6. Ill still be able to view Basecamp via another browser but it got me thinking about a lot of our customers. Many of the organisations we work with still use IE 6, if they are in big companies IT roll-outs can take time.

I understand why people aren’t continuing to support IE6…I have it on my machine as I’m the company IE 6 tester…but it did get me thinking about how websites could fail to be supported on a browser in a matter of months. Could we reach a situtation where developers are coding sites for specific versions of browsers with the user selecting their browser before they enter the website? I’ll be watching what happens with code standards and the increasing number of browsers coming online.

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no more i6 for basecamp

2 Responses

  1. Well, that’s not a wise thing to do. Basecamp is used by thousands of people, and I bet 1/3 of them is using IE6. Big corporations will be especially sensitive to this change. I think the best policy would be to add browsers that work with Basecamp not to stop supporting them. At least, that’s what they do in Wrike (that’s the software that our company is using)

    John September 9, 2008 at 6:40 am #
  2. that sounds interesting, I’ll have to take a look to see how Wrike compares to Basecamp.

    realprojects September 9, 2008 at 7:46 am #

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