modern.IE – A new set of tools to help test web site compatibility

Yesterday, we launched modern.IE, a new set of tools and resources to help developers test their sites for the over 50% of users who run various versions of Internet Explorer. modern.IE includes a wizard that scans a Web page URL for common interoperability problems and suggests some ideas for how to address those issues to…

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Developer Guidance for Web Sites with Flash Content in Windows 8

The Windows 8 Release Preview includes a new power-optimized, touch-friendly Adobe Flash Player. Adobe Flash content on compatible Web sites will now play in Metro style IE10. Metro style IE10 with Flash on Windows 8 enables people to see more of the Web working with high quality, especially compared with the experience in other touch-first…

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Go Beyond Pan, Zoom, and Tap Using Gesture Events

Based on your feedback, we’ve improved how sites can build advanced touch experiences using gesture events in IE10 on the Windows8 Release Preview. Earlier we wrote about first stepsWeb developers should take to make sure their sites are touch-friendly and how to build new experiences that work well across input devices, includingmulti-touch, using hardware agnostic…

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Adapting Your Site to Different Window Sizes

IE10 in the Windows 8 Release Preview supports the width and height properties of the W3C Working Draft CSS Device Adaptation. This gives Web developers a simple tool to control automatic content scaling across various window dimensions. In particular,it enables Web sites to easily adapt to Windows 8 Metro style browser in the snapped view…

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IE8 videos on Channel 9

Myself as well as some other people from the team recently sat down with Charles Torre from Channel 9 to talk about IE8.  We thought you might enjoy these: Accelerators with Jon Seitel Developer Tools with John Hrvatin Search with Sharon Cohen Web Slices with Jane Kim You can check out all the IE8 related…

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Yahoo! ships customized IE7 beta 2

We often talk with our partners about all the ways they can take advantage of the extensibility in IE7. Today, Yahoo! released something new and (I think) pretty cool. “Internet Explorer 7 optimized by Yahoo!” presets the homepage and search to Yahoo properties. Of course, users can easily change the settings just as they can…

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Search in IE7 (Part 2)

I posted previously that in IE7, the user is in control of search, and that changing the default search provider (as well as modifying the list of search engines in IE7’s list) is easy. In this post I’ll describe some of the specifics and recap feedback we’ve gotten from users. The short version: the search…

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Time, Time, Time, see what’s become of me…

Hello again. This is Peter Gurevich, Program Manager for all things rendering and display related on IE. How are all of you enjoying the IE7 Beta 2 preview refresh? I have been thinking a lot lately about the nature of Time. Now before we launch off into some big Physics discussion (which would be fun)…

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More on Simple List Extensions

There are two posts on the RSS team blog about the use of the Simple List Extensions, which have been implemented by IE7 and the Windows RSS Platform. The first is Simple List Extensions in action, and it shows examples of live sites (like Amazon.com, eBay and Yahoo) using the RSS extensions to add sorting…

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New IE7 Build Available from MIX06!

Today is the first day of the MIX06 conference. Internet Explorer team members are presenting this week on much of the work we’ve done for IE7. As part of the conference, we’re handing out the “Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit” on CD. This toolkit has a roll up of the IE7 information we’ve published previously…

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