Friday, July 11, 2008


The YOOiecheck is a module for Joomla! which detects if a user is visiting your website using Internet Explorer 6. A small message will fade in which calls the user attention and informs him that his browser is outdated. This message can be edited through the module configuration. Also the message includes recommendation links to the download section of most modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 7.

Exclusive YOOtools features:
* Very fast loading using gzip for JS and CSS files

And of course:
* Tableless CSS design and XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0 valid
* Compatible with any browser (Firefox, IE6, IE7, Safari, Opera, Camino)

Download requires a YOOtheme club membership.

Can be downloaded by anybody in the YOOtools Free Stuff Section!

My Review

In our constant battle to use the latest and greatest, what holds us back is user adoption of technology. People get comfortable with what works and are not provided with incentives to upgrade. This tool serves as a gentle reminder when visiting your high-speed, low-drag site, that things might not look too pretty on your IE6 anymore (did it ever?)

I'm not a big fan of the huge half-page pop-ups telling you that that particular site looks better in FF. They're just gawdy. This one is nice and subtle. Two thumbs waaaaaay up!

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