Want to learn why you should look at the Internet Explorer 8 for developing better user experiences? We have just the guy to explain and give ideas around the new features of Internet Explorer 8. In this episode, Keith and Woody sit down with Jon Box, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, to get the scoop on how to use Accelerators, Web Slices and Search Providers in IE8 to keep users informed and updated.
You can hear the podcast on Deep Fried Bytes: Episode 41: Developing Better User Experiences with Internet Explorer 8 with Jon Box
You can learn more about how to develop:
- Accelerators. Accelerators are contextual menu options that can quickly access applications or Web services from any Web page. See OpenService Accelerators Developer Guide on MSDN. For a good tutorial, see How To Create a Custom IE8 Accelerator on eggheadcafe.com
- Web Slices. A Web Slice uses simple HTML markup to represent a clipping of a Web page, enabling users to subscribe to content directly within a Web page. See Web Slices on MSDN. For tutorials, see Web Slices Tutorials.
- Search Providers. Search improvements in Internet Explorer 8 focus on helping users search by significantly improving the Instant Search box drop-down menu and supporting search suggestions. See Search Provider Extensibility in Internet Explorer.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation