Can designers now ignore what a site looks like in IE6?

It has always been a challenge to design for multiple browsers, especially if you have let go of evil table layouts. With the addition of IE7, we have some additional challenges. But the reality is that IE6 will be around for a while. Can we expect all of our clients and their site’s viewers to upgrade or buy a mac or switch to Firefox? I think not – I still have clients use AOL and still have no idea that there is a web outside of AOL.

Seriously – how can a site that looks like this in IE6 end up on cssmania

Oh – and another thing… can we ignore file size in order to use pretty PNGs? The header graphic alone is 374k! I actually had to wait for this site to load – and I have a 3500k connection.

Internet Explorer 6 screenshot


Firefox pretty screenshot