Well, I actually feel the need to thank Microsoft.  Crazy.

But yes, thank the maker that Redmond has finally decided it’s time to end support for IE6.  Who, in the web design world, won’t miss it, I wonder?

Internet Explorer 6 has been the bane of web development inasmuch as IE5.5 before it.  Given its age, though, it could be forgiven.  IE6 was a lot better than IE5.5, which was also a huge improvement over IE5.

So, now that web designers can concentrate on better serving their customers and perhaps being more profitable too, this surely is a good thing for the industry that has for too long supported an browser incapable of basic standards-support.