BounceBox Update, Version 1.1

I was using an implementation of my BounceBox mootools javascript class on a site I am working on at the moment, and made a couple of additions to the Class that I hope other will enjoy.

The new version1.1 demo can be viewed at and the change log with a new version 1.1 demo link at the bottom of that page to show full screen positioning that is now supported.

The Demo page has full links to download this free Mootools Javascript effects class.

Death to Internet Explorer 6

This morning, much like every morning, I wake, prepare for the day, walk my partner to work, get home and read through my emails and RSS subscriptions before I start my working day.

This morning I came across a post from Ryan Stemkoski about How IE 6 is Dead and a comment from that post how Ryan gets 23% and Thomas J Brown gets ~2% of IE 6 visitors. I checked out my statistics and I get 37.7% of my visitors using IE 6.

Top 6 Browsers to visit my Blog.
Top 6 Browsers to visit my Blog.

The top 6 browsers to visit my Blog are IE 5, 6 & 7, Firefox 2 & 3 and Safari.

I can’t believe that IE 6 is kicking around in such high percentages, and worse still is some IE 5 visitors! On a recent website we blocked all support for IE 6 and below, it directed to a splash page with links to download the decent major players. Generally I just let the visitor browse the site as is.

You have an Old Browser - Upgrade
You have an Old Browser - Upgrade

For the first time I loading this blog with this new theme in IE 6 and it does display well, although there is nothing fancy with the design. In IE 6 In IE 6

In all – Why oh why?

Why do so many people use these old browsers? Because of lazy IT departments, yes, Because of illegitimate copies of Windows that stop windows updater, I bet. But surely with Safari and Firefox both being free?

Do it for us Developers and upgrade ! Please!

BlueSimplicity – WordPress Free Theme

This is a free WordPress theme available for download.

Is it a Clean, 2 Column Layout with a Left side Navigation / Sub Navigation. The Sub navigation uses Mootools to appear, and will display Posts under their Categories.

It has support for Gravatars and Widgets, includes the Header PSD and is fully xHTML and CSS Valid all for free!

Download: [download#3]