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First Public Beta Internet Explorer 9

First Public Beta Internet Explorer 9

For many web designers and developers, IE 6, 7, 8 are viewed as a nightmare for them. Most of the time, web designers and developers are wasting their time in fixing IE issues. Finally the nightmare will over soon. Microsoft has launched Internet Explorer 9 beta to the public at Design Concourse Center in San Francisco on today. So what’s new in Internet Explorer 9?

User-Friendly Interface

Microsoft has change the interface of the Internet Explorer and made it more easier to use. For example, now you can access the Print and Zoom function by clicking the Tools button.

Performance Improvement

The IE9 is now faster and more efficient. Internet Explorer uses the power of your computer’s graphic processor to handle heavy tasks.

Auto Search in Address Bar

There is not only Google Chrome are providing search function in address bar. Now Internet Explorer also providing auto search in address bar when you enter search terms or incomplete address.

Deliver of Web Standards

The new IE9 has supported a lot of Web Standard features such as CSS3 and HTML5.

Please visit Official Website of Internet Explorer 9 Beta for more features of Internet Explorer 9 Beta.

Your Thoughts

What do you think about the Microsoft latest product – Internet Explorer 9 Beta? As a web designer / developer, do you think IE will become relevant to the web developer community again?

  • Gerald

    I think the biggest thing MS could have done was allow IE9 to include CSS3 and HTML5 into their supported libraries.

    • admin

      Yes! It is! Some of the HTML5 and CSS3 features were supported in IE9 Beta!

  • Dan

    I’m not to worried about HTML5 just yet…it will be a couple years for it to totally get integrated…once IE6 (yes I said IE6…still #3 used browser to view our site…pretty sad) and 7 fall off the grid…here is partial article I found showing browsers support for HTML5…

    “For example, you could take your browser through the HTML5test.com, in which (in its stable version) browser can achieve a maximums core of 300 points for full HTML 5 support. However, no browser actually does. Here are the current scores:

    Firefox 3.6.10: 144

    Firefox 4 Beta 6: 213

    Firefox 4 Beta 7-pre: 226

    Chrome 6.0.472.63: 227

    Chrome 7.0.549.0: 250

    Opera 10.62: 166

    Safari 5.0.2: 165

    IE9 Beta: 101

    IE8: 27

    The actual scores indicate that, in an HTML 5 world, you would be screwed with any browser today, which is, of course, not the case, as the numbers depend on the test’s focus. In actual HTML5 performance, we found Firefox 4 Beta 7-pre to be the most advanced browser, with about 415.2% of the performance of Firefox 3.6.10 (source CT Mark), followed by 414.9% that is posted by IE9 Beta, 406.9% by Firefox 4 Beta 6, 319.1% by Chrome 7 and 167.0% by Safari 5.0.2. The gap to Safari is due to the fact that our benchmark requires the integration of hardware acceleration features to achieve highs cores – which is not provided by Safari yet.

    We typically rely for pure HTML5 feature support comparison on WhencanIuse.com, which provides an excellent breakdown of past, current and future features in browsers. The site indicates that IE9 Beta now supports 81% of all current and proposed HTML 5 features. Firefox 4, Safari 5.0.2 and Chrome 7 are at 96%. Opera is at 77%.

    There are some interesting sites out there that let you play with HTML 5, foremost Microsoft’s platform demo page or HTML5demos.com, which gives you a good idea what can be done today and what not.”


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