While I can appreciate the concept that in a perfect world everyone would only use 1 browser, the reality is people use a variety of browsers and its the job of the webmaster or in this case theme style developer to write cross browser compatible code..simply telling someone they should update their browser is ducking the issue..your code is not compliant..your style does not work properly.
IE6 is outdated and has security issues, I for one will not write my code to support a browser that has security flaws...I'm sure there are a lot of people still using it...but then again look at all the ones still using Windows 98 or 95. As you say we don't live in a perfect world where all just use one browser...but there are choices when it comes to whats safe and whats not...I see absolutely no reason why one wouldn't upgrade an insecure and dated browser. Please don't take this personally, but I do get tired of hearing the same old song and dance about IE6. My two coppers worth.
I don't take it personal..this is just a discussion
I'm not discussing browser security issues..I'm pointing out design flaws. flaws that can easily be fixed.
While I understsnd that we can't be all things to all people (or in this case all browsers) I don't see the point in alienating over a 1/3rd of your viewers because you only design for the latest browser. Sure at some point it IE6 will dwindle down to a very small percentage..but its still a year or 2 from that.
To some extent I think its perspective ...I am in this biz to make $...not everyone is, many are just doing this as a hobby, but I can't afford to present a site to my potiential customers that may or may not work because they havent upgraded their browser yet.
There is a reason you hear alot about cross browser compatibility..because its smart business.
In Frodos 1st post he asked for feedback as this was his 1st style release..thats basically what I did, gave him feedback..its up to him to decide if its worth it to him to solve the issues.
As I said above, I have the ability to fix the code to solve the browser issues...but how many of the 700 people that have downloaded this style to date do?...I would bet less than 10% and that may be generous...lol
Honestly I wish Frodo luck..I like several of his styles and will probably use at least one of them, I don't really want this thread to turn into a big long convo about browsers and IE vs FF or any of that tired old stuff.
fix it..don't fix it..makes no difference to me..just pointing out some problems I thought he might want to be aware of.