As an encouragingly small number of you may have noticed--yes, we were watching the logs very closely on launch day--Vurve doesn't support versions of Internet Explorer less than 8. If you try to visit us with IE6, IE7, or a browser that's pretending to be IE6 or IE7 and is good enough at it to follow instructions in conditional comments, you'll see our AIEE (Ancient Internet Explorer Exit) page, which looks something like this:
This doesn't mean we don't love you, or that you shouldn't try Vurve. All it means is that we can't safely do business with you if you're using Internet Explorer 6 or 7, which were released in 2001 and 2006 and have a long, well-documented history of security problems.
If you're running a machine that absolutely will not support anything past IE6, we urge you to try Google's Chrome Frame, which is a safe, speedy, standards-compliant plug-in that will increase your enjoyment and safety while browsing the entire Web, not just Vurve.
Doing Something Like This On Your Site?
Excellent. You're performing a public service, and we salute you. In each page you want to restrict, put this at the very top of your
<!--[if lte IE 7]>
<META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://yoursite.com/aiee.html">
- The first line is the start of a "conditional comment," which only IE should react to. This particular one will fire if the browser version is less than or equal to IE 7.
- The second line hides the body of the page in case there are rendering delays. (The last thing you want is a big flash of weirdly-styled content.)
- The third line redirects the browser to your landing page.
- The fourth line closes the conditional comment.
This plus the source of our AIEE page is available for your copy-and-pasting pleasure. Feel free to build on it; that's why it's on GitHub. Have fun, and please let us know how it goes!