IE 6 “Update”

Done21 is taking an interesting stab at the Internet Explorer 6 problem: They’re providing and hosting code to simulate an IE yellow notice bar which prompts users to upgrade.

Unfortunately, they’re spreading the wrong message. While it’s good to upgrade to anything other than IE 6, it’s better to upgrade away from IE completely. So here’s an improved notice bar which prompts the user to get Firefox instead.

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Feel free to grab the code, remix for your own use. Provide your own message. Spread the word.

Try it out here.

<!--[if IE 6]>
<script type="text/javascript">
    /*Load jQuery if not already loaded*/
    if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined') {
        document.write("<script type=\"text/javascript\" src=\"http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js\"></"+"script>");
        var __noconflict = true;
    }
    var IE6UPDATE_OPTIONS = {
        icons_path: "http://static.ie6update.com/hosted/ie6update/images/",
        url: "http://getfirefox.com",
        message: "Internet Explorer is a bad, bad browser. Click here to upgrade your Internet experience..."
    }
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.ie6update.com/hosted/ie6update/ie6update.js"></script>
<![endif]-->