Save IE6 – if only Internet Explorer 6 was as good as this site

Just like every other web designer i can’t wait for Internet Explorer 6 to be gone. There are some people who do not share this view. Maybe IE6 does have some good points. Just maybe it might be worth saving…

Save IE6 screenshot

Just like every other web designer i can’t wait for Internet Explorer 6 to be gone. There are some people who do not share this view. Maybe IE6 does have some good points. Just maybe it might be worth saving…

visit Save IE6

Ha! Tongue is definately in cheek.
Forget about IE6 for a second and you are looking at a nice site, it even works perfectly in IE6. Check out the download link where you are forced to complete a compatibility test first and then sign the petition.

I’d like to think the writing is on the wall for IE6 and that it won’t be around for much longer. In that case it really does need your help. Let’s hope it’s too late!

Did you notice it’s the 1st April – a round up of some of the best hoaxes

What is April Fools?

Every year on the 1st of April it is traditional to try to April fool somebody before the clock strikes midday. To do this you simply have to convince your guilible friend or colleage about a fictional or missleading non-truth. Basically you feed them the most unbelieveable hoax, laugh at them when they fall hook, line and sinker and finally give them a pinch and a punch (for the first of the month) for their troubles.

The day itself is a bit of a mystery even Wikipedia doesn’t give a difinite answer. The best guesses include the name given to fools who plant their crop too early or people who kept to the old calendar where the year started in April not January. Either way it makes a great excuse for some fun.
Ok so what happened today?

It seems every year the web design community get more and more invloved with April Fools day hoaxes. Today was no exception;

What is April Fools?

Every year on the 1st of April it is traditional to try to April fool somebody before the clock strikes midday. To do this you simply have to convince your gullible friend or colleague about a fictional or misleading non-truth. Basically you feed them the most unbelievable hoax, laugh at them when they fall hook, line and sinker and finally give them a pinch and a punch (for the first of the month) for their troubles.

The day itself is a bit of a mystery even Wikipedia doesn’t give a definite answer. The best guesses include the name given to fools who plant their crops too early or people who kept to the old calendar where the year started in April not January. Either way it makes a great excuse for some fun.

Ok so what happened today?

It seems every year the web design community get more and more involved with April Fools day hoaxes. Today was no exception;

gmail autopilot
Gmail announced an Autopilot feature to auto-respond to those annoying messages. It is ran by CADIE google’s Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity who has it’s/his/hers one blogger homepage and favorite places!
google-chrome-3d
Google Chrome release their new 3D plugin

smashing magazine ie8_eagle_eye

Smashing Magazine introduced IE8 Eagle Eye the all conquering update (they got in their nice and early too)

flip-youtube
Youtube went all Ozzie on us

jtools - mootools
Mootools announced a new name


Opera announced a new feature called face gestures!

sitepoint-reboot
Sitepoint announce the impending reboot of the internet at 11:59am

guardian-twitter
The Guardian switches to a twitter only news feed

naked-developer-day silktidestudios
Silktidestudios announced the second National Naked Developer Day!

expedia-mars
Expedia sell flights to mars!

coin-phone
Dial a Phone sell a coin and card operated phone

thinkgeek-bacon-unicorn
Thinkgeek announce an array of amazing products including a unicorn chaser and squeez bacon!

uk-wii
The Uk government plan to give out free Wii Consoles

kodak-eyecamera
Kodak launch the genius eyeCamera


Microsoft launches a Alpine Legend game controller?

Some people have far too much time on their hands! Brilliant none the less! Roll on next year!