Microsoft’s new ie6 countdown site records ie6 usage of just 3.1% in New Zealand.
The overall number is now small enough for almost all local sites to ignore. I’m guessing that the holdouts are:
1: the occasional corporate with an IT department stuck in the past
2: A few folks with computers that have not been updated for 10 years and who are not savvy enough to download Firefox or similar
3: developers testing that their sites still work on ie6
I have no empathy for any corporates stuck on ie6 – it’s well beyond time to change – you are holding the rest of us up.
I feel for the second category, so what we need to do is make it simple for them to change. A banner as advocated by Microsoft’s site is a good idea.
As for the third? just forget about ie6 already – and focus your development efforts on making awesome websites that work on any modern browser.