Status roadmap update: srcset, <main> element, and date inputs in development

Today we’re updating our platform roadmap with a few more features that we’ve started working on: Responsive Images: image srcset To take advantage of high resolution screens, it’s desirable to provide higher resolution image resources. While today’s devices come with all sorts of different resolution screens, it’s important to be able to provide the right…


Bringing Interoperable Real-Time Communications to the Web

Together with the industry-leading expertise of Skype, we’re excited to announce development has begun on the ORTC API for WebRTC, a key technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC) on the web a reality.  We aim to make browser-based calls more convenient by removing the need to download a plugin.  It’s all about convenience – imagine…


Understanding the Real-World Performance of your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers

Together with Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and other community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has standardized the Navigation Timing, Resource Timing, User Timing, and Performance Timeline interfaces to help you understand the real-world performance of navigating, fetching resources, and running scripts in your Web application. You can use these interfaces to capture and analyze…


EtchMark Under the Hood: Building a Website that Handles Touch, Mouse, and Pen – and Device Shakes

EtchMark is a new take on the classic Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy, showcasing IE11’s improved support for touch and emerging Web standards (including Pointer Events and Device Orientation). In this post, we’ll walk through several features that you can easily add to your own sites to build an experience that feels smooth and natural with touch,…


Enabling new interoperable panning experiences through the CSS Scrolling Snap Points Specification

Today, we submitted a new proposal to the W3C, CSS Scrolling Snap Points, designed to enable fast and fluid panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. These APIs enable developers to more easily build panning experiences such as paginated content and scrolling photo galleries…


IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7: 30% Faster than Other Browsers and Even More Support for Web Standards

Internet Explorer 11 continues to provide the best Web experience that is fast, fluid and perfect for touch, across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. The IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 is available for download today and includes performance improvements making it 30% faster than other browsers, updates to support the…


Online Professional Quality Video: Premium media experiences without plug-ins in Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 introduces new plug-in free audio and video streaming that is based on the latest proposed extensions to the HTML5 video specifications and is built on the latest operating system media and power management capabilities. The new media features in Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1 combine to achieve “Professional Quality Video” –…


Updates to the Internet Explorer Testing Center

With the release of Internet Explorer 11 Preview as part of the Windows 8.1 Preview, we have updated the IE Testing Center to include new test cases for the standards supported in IE11, advancing browser interoperability. As Web developers are building for more browsers and devices, they want to be more efficient by using the…