In case you haven’t switched to Mozilla Firefox yet, there’s a new group of people out there encouraging web developers to put content on their pages to get you to try the “rebel” browser:
According to the Explorer Destroyer Web site, the group offers
Web-site owners scripting technology that detects whether a visitor is
running IE. If so, an alert will appear advising the visitor to
download Firefox so they can either view the site better or view it at
all. Whenever a visitor to a Web site using the group’s technology
switches to Firefox from IE, the owner of the Web site will get the
referral fee if they have signed up for Google’s AdSense program.
There are three types of alerts site owners can put on their page–“gentle encouragement,” “semi-serious,” or “dead serious.”
If a Web site owner chooses “gentle encouragement,” site visitors
who are using IE will see a banner across the top of the page that
encourages them to download Firefox. A “semi-serious” site will put up
a splash page encouraging a user to download Firefox, with a link for
downloading Mozilla’s browser as well as a link to the Web site.
Those who choose the “dead serious” alert actually block users with
IE from viewing the page, informing them they must install Firefox to
view the site. View a demo of what happens when a user clicks on a site with this rating.