You have ended up at this page because you’re currently using Internet Explorer 6 for browsing, and the owner of the site you visited would like you to consider upgrading to a better browser. This page offers some guidance.
The Web is a fast-paced medium. The coolest and most advanced sites of today may become tomorrow’s dead wood in the blink of an eye. Think back for a moment to websites you regularly visited five or ten years ago. Are they still as cool or advanced as they were back then? Or have they been overtaken by newer, better websites?
The same goes for Web software, most importantly browsers — the program you use to visit web sites, store your favorites, and interact with friends, co-workers, and companies all over the world.
A browser that was clearly the best at the time of its release may become stale over time. It will be overtaken by other browsers that are better at some tasks, and in the end users of older browsers will find themselves excluded from the Web’s most exciting and innovative content.
That’s what’s happening to Internet Explorer 6 these days. That’s what might happen to you.
As a result, you’ll encounter more and more problems as time goes by; problems that are caused not by the websites you’re visiting, but by the browser you’re using: IE6.
This page is a good example. It doesn’t look very good in IE6 because IE6 is unable to understand some of the instructions that tell it how to show this page. All other browsers, including IE7, understand these instructions fine, and show a much cleaner, nicer page.
Fortunately the solution to this problem is quite simple. You should download and install a newer, better browser. Yes, that will take you a little while, but you only have to do it once in order to browse the web safely and pleasantly for years to come.
You might consider the following browsers:
In general, installing a new browser requires the following steps:
The process requires about five minutes of your attention. During the downloading you can just work on; it’s only during installation that you really have to stop what you’re doing and wait for your computer to finish. All in all the process will take about half an hour, maybe less.
Again, once you’ve invested this time you won’t have to do the same for years to come.
Happy browsing with your new browser!