SitePoint Podcast #20: YouTube Deep-sixes IE 6

By Kevin Yank
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Episode 20 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week your hosts are Patrick O’Keefe (@ifroggy), Stephan Segraves (@ssegraves), Brad Williams (@williamsba) and Kevin Yank (@sentience).

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YouTube to Drop Support for IE6

Microsoft Azure Pricing and Availability

The DiggBar Diggs Its Own Grave

Web Fonts Roundup

HTML 5 is a Mess

Search Marketing Spending Up, Expectations Down

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  • Hi Guys, excellent podcast as always.

    About the .webfont file, it’s a really interesting proposal but I’m not too sure about the xml format. Especially if it’s intended to be read by a person, I guess in the end that xml file will be ignored by everyone but one type of person: the web developer/designer that liked the font (common users simply won’t know it exists, and web developers that don’t care about copyright… well you get the idea).

    About the HTML5 mess, I think that HTML5 is better for the Web than staying static in the past (although maybe that would help the IE team). Anyway, I’m more of a XHTML guy so I’ll keep closing my tags :)

    About the Fever Feed Reader, it’s an interesting idea. I usually find myself skipping many articles, but what I don’t like from the idea (if I understood correctly) is having the articles show in different order than the chronological.


  • Anonymous

    Another interesting podcast, but Brad’s voice was especially loud, while Kevin’s was way too soft. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Can’t you folks normalize the voices?

    By the way, today I finished reading Miles Burke’s Principles of Successful Freelancing. Thanks for publishing it! Very good.

  • I tend to be loud :)

    I’ll lower my mic for the next show and see if we can’t get it normalized better.

  • VodkaFish

    Youtube’s upcoming lack of support for IE6 seems to be more of a Google browser powerplay more than anything else. It’s not that it’s a bad decision, but seems more business-oriented.

  • Anonymous

    I find the discussion on IE6 and YouTube quite hilarious. I hate IE6 & you guys definitely do and you guys in this podcast, as well as previous ones, have suggested that major sites, such as Facebook, should drop support for IE6.

    Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in this world” and if you guys really wanted to see this change, then this site would’ve been the first to drop support for IE6. According to Alexa,’s traffic ranking is currently in the top 1000 websites meaning that is a big enough site to influence many users using outdated browsers such as IE6. Yet I see a big conditional comment in the source code specifically for IE6 and lower browsers.

    I’ve always enjoyed your podcasts but I just couldn’t take it anymore. The hypocrisy is what led to me make a comment in this discussion. Please either be the change or don’t bring these hypocritical comments/discussions to the table. Its a waste of time for all.