Google to drop IE6 support [abridged version]

Quick update: Well, it’s been a long time coming (in my opinion) but google finally announced in their enterprise blog that they will be dropping IE6 support for their google applications. Older browsers cannot necessarily support HTML 5 (which is the latest HTML markup) so it only makes sense to slowly phase out what isn’t supported rather than waste resources in trying to tailor the apps to browsers both old and new. Many cloud applications simply are too advanced for the old browsers, and cloud is certainly the future. You can still continue to use “view only” mode in IE6 for Google Docs, however, no technical issues will be fixed and no further improvements for that browser, or any other outdated ones, will be made.

If you are an avid user of google products, I suggest you upgrade your browsers to IE7+, Mozilla Firefox 3.0+ (beware when upgrading firefox however, if you use greasemonkey, certain scripts may not be fully compatible with the newest version), Google Chrome 4.0+ or Safari 3.0+.

If you would like to keep up to date with google and its happenings, please visit their enterprise blog. There is lots of valuable information

On another note, I ended up getting that job I wanted sooo badly which I interviewed for yesterday! You’re looking at the newest addition to Search & Social Media. I’m an SEO/link and social media analyst! This company (and the people within it) are great! If you’re interested in learning more about the company, please visit the Search & Social homepage.

Another great website to visit (and follow) is the Search Engine Journal. A great resource for anybody involved in SEO as well as anybody just interested in search engine news/marketing knowledge :)

  • Loren Baker

    We’re also very happy to have you on at Search & Social, and great job on your first SEJ post! :)