IE6 turns nine years old tomorrow. Ironically, it’s now old enough to ride most rides… and those rides are turning it away. The latest is PBworks, formerly PBwiki. They’ve announced that IE6 users are about to start getting a warning message that they have two months to upgrade.
Here’s the intriguing part: after that date, they will be directing IE6 users to their mobile site. And that, I admit, is a solution I hadn’t considered. Most mobile browsers, after all, have stronger standards support (and better security) than IE6. But most mobile sites also offer stripped-back functionality, making them frequently compatible with IE6′s limited standards. If your mobile site has scaled-back features, and those features aren’t especially demanding on modern browser features, punting your IE6 users to m.yoursite.com can be a great way to get rid of headaches.