Ryan Gavin thanked WordPress.com for recently dropping IE6 support on the WordPress dashboard. Carson is the Senior Director of Internet Explorer Business and Marketing, and praised the move on the Windows Team Blog yesterday:
Last week, WordPress dropped support for IE6 and joined the hundreds of other web sites that are working to move enterprises and consumers alike to a modern browser platform. Thank you! As WordPress highlighted in their blog, you can track IE6’s demise across the globe and join the cause on the IE6 Countdown site.
His comments were directed toward WordPress.com, which rolled out the beta 1 of WordPress 3.2 just last week, the comments extend easily to platform itself which is responsible for the switch in its upcoming release. Dropping IE6 was one of the goals for the 3.2 release, along with speed improvements across the board.
Are you as excited as Microsoft is to see the end of Internet Explorer 6?