Considering the hours lost to making things work, I don’t think anyone will mourn IE6. But, as usual with Microsoft and the web, I find I still have to spend extra time getting things to look the same in IE7 and IE8. I’m actually pretty surprised at how different the two versions of IE can render CSS positioning, sometimes by as much as 400 to 500 pixels! So, while IE6 and it’s issues might be on the way out, we’re still going to have to deal with the two versions of IE that don’t come close to supporting Web Standards. I don’t mind making minor changes to sites I build but I do long for the day when I don’t need separate style sheets for different browsers.
With mobile browsers on the rise and HTML5 and CSS3 on the way, the web is going to get more and more dynamic and I think, more personalized. But really, it’s not going to change that much anytime soon considering the overreactions to Facebook making changes to their homepage every 6 months.