While I was creating a new design for my blog I was stuck when I had to check if the new layout looks good in Internet Explorer 6. For my previous designs I was able to use Multiple IEs, a software that let’s you install multiple versions of IE, to check if the layouts look good in Internet Explorer 6 but since I switched to Windows Vista I cannot run IE6 because of some kernel changes.
The only solution to run IE6 on Vista is to install a virtual machine and run Internet Explorer 6 there but I that takes time and time is precious. After asking some friends to check my blog in IE6 I found out that there are some problems.
Now I have a dilemma, should I bother myself to install a virtual machine and then run XP and IE6 from there or should I forget about IE6 which is still used on a small scale. I analyzed the percentage of visitors that use IE6 to visit my blog and it seems is not such a small percent, about 18% of my visitors use IE6.
Since there is no way that I switch to XP again I’ll leave my blog with the “bad” look in IE6 until I will find a reasonable solution for that and for the visitors that use IE6 I strongly recommend to use Firefox.