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IE6 jQuery Upgrade Prompt

Why should your visitors upgrade Internet Explorer 6?

  • Websites load faster, often double the speed of this older version
  • Websites look better with more web standards compliance
  • Tabs let you view multiple sites in one window
  • Safer browsing with phishing protection
  • Convenient Printing with fit-to-page capability

This script is ideal to use if you already use the jQuery Javascript library, if you don't it's really easy to get to grips with.


Initial warning message

Clicking 'Why should I upgrade?' shows some reasons


  • Only loads and displays for IE 6 or under
  • Uses jQuery
  • Uses cookies to hide if user clicks 'Go Away!'
  • Supplies a link to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8
  • You can change the CSS to make it blend in with your theme


To enable the IE6 upgrade message add the following code to your webpage. If you already use the jQuery library you do not need to include it again. If you would prefer to use a local copy of jQuery download it below and amend line 2 in the code.

<!--[if lte IE 6]>
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/UpdateIE6.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/UpdateIE6.css" type="text/css" />


To The SevenUp Project for some implementiation ideas and text/code.