The troubled little browser known as IE6 has been a thorn in the side of developers since it was first released over six years ago. It’s buggy, non-compliant and inflexible. To design a web site to work with IE6 requires either multiple hacks on the CSS side of things or extreme patience. (Just to note, I never used hacks to get something to work with IE6. Yes, I’m very proud of that.)
I don’t think anyone besides web developers can truly appreciate what a monstrosity IE6 has been. You think doing your taxes is bad? Try getting hundreds of lines of CSS code to work with a now antiquated browser that somehow still attracts a notable percentage of internet users.
But I think that’s about to end.