IE Pinned Sites Part 2: Why Implement Pinned Sites?

In yesterday’s blog post, I introduced what pinned sites are and showed how they are available to any website.  However, as much as we developers love to play with shiny new technology for the cool factor, you can’t adopt technology for the fun of it.  There has to be a legitimate business reason that this…

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IE Pinned Sites Part 1: What Are Pinned Sites?

In Internet Explorer 9, a new feature called pinned sites was introduced.  In this post, I’ll explain what pinned sites are.  In future posts in this series, I’ll discuss why they are worth implementing and how to do it using HTML and JavaScript.  “Pinning” a site is dragging a webpage to your Windows 7 taskbar,…

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Major announcements from Day 1 keynote of MIX 2011

Did you miss the MIX keynote today?  If so, not to worry.  Here’s a quick summary of the major new releases and announcements: Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 (PP1): http://bit.ly/dXPQ2T (and try out the demos at http://ietestdrive.com) ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=82cbd599-d29a-43e3-b78b-0f863d22811a Entity Framework 4.1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=b41c728e-9b4f-4331-a1a8-537d16c6acdf (Scott Hanselman did a very cool Code…


Facebook Chat on IE9

To celebrate the launch of Internet Explorer 9 this week, I’m going to be doing a live Facebook Chat on IE9 on March 17 (tomorrow) from 2:30-3:30pm Eastern time.  This is the first time that I’ve done a live Facebook chat (which is a text-only format); I’m curious to see how it goes.  You can…


Is your website ready for Internet Explorer 8?

In IE8, some default settings are changing in order to be more standards-compliant.  Make sure that your website will still render well!  Here’s the official announcement:  Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability across the Web, Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to render content in its most standards-compliant way by default. Giving…

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