Tag: IE

Internet Explorer 11: “Don’t call me IE”

If you’re user-agent sniffing, announcements like this should deter you. They’re one of the many reasons not to sniff user-agents. Internet Explorer 11 is making a huge change in how it identifies itself, with a new user-agent broadcasting as: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv 11.0) like Gecko This is interesting in a number of […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

IE-friendly mobile-first CSS with Sass 3.2

What an awesomely jargon-filled title! In all seriousness I love Sass. The team behind it is honestly making my life so much easier and facilitating my workflow second only to the advancement of CSS itself. I’m becoming more enamored with not worrying about keeping responsive Sass blocks in a separate file so as to reduce […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview

Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Say whaaat? As part of Windows 8 Release Preview planning, we reviewed all the W3C draft standards supported by IE10. In particular, we looked for those specifications that: Are stable, that is, there were no recent additions or […]

Posted: June 07, 2012

Announcing real IEs for Browserling

Announcing real IEs for Browserling – good coders code, great reuse. While not the most enamoring topic, I’m glad to see that people are still working on browser testing solutions. My process still involves a series of virtual machines, each with snapshots allowing me to work with native installs of a range of Web browsers. […]

Posted: May 23, 2012

Google Chrome Leapfrogs Internet Explorer as the Web’s Top Browser

Google Chrome Leapfrogs Internet Explorer as the Web's Top Browser. This is kind of amazing. Firefox has been ubiquitous in my surroundings for years now, but we never saw a headline like this as a result. I find this fascinating because when I talk to family and friends and mention Chrome, no one is using […]

Posted: May 23, 2012

Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE

Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE | TechCrunch. This is an interesting (very) outside look at the effect dropping IE support could have on your startup. I can only imagine that the Web startup world is filled with the same angst as the Web design world in handling legacy browsers. It wasn’t an […]

Posted: April 02, 2012

Sub-pixel Rendering and the CSS Object Model

Sub-pixel Rendering and the CSS Object Model – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. It looks like the IE team definitely has device independence near the top of the list with this article on their proprietary implementation of a W3C spec. It’s nice to see issues like these being tackled, especially now given the […]

Posted: February 19, 2012

The New Web Typography

The New Web Typography. Microsoft is really hitting things strong early in 2012, wow. The hot topic this week is OpenType support in IE10. While other browsers fit that bill as well, Microsoft made this (very non-Microsoft looking) website to tout what’s so cool about OpenType support in browsers. Of course a big pink ribbon […]

Posted: January 11, 2012

Cut the Rope in HTML5

Cut the Rope. This is pretty neat, and a good promotion from the IE team. To help promote the platform preview, they’ve recreated the popular iOS game Cut the Rope in HTML5. Even more interesting though, is the entire subsite dedicated to development of the game. To develop the game, the Objective-C was ported to […]

Posted: January 10, 2012

Good Riddance: IE6 Usage Falls to Under 1% in U.S.

Good Riddance: IE6 Usage Falls to Under 1% in U.S. — SiliconFilter. While these stats are far from admissible in court, Net Applications provides an insight we’re all happy to see: IE6 usage has dropped below 1% in the US. It’s great that usage continues to drop, and it’s great that Microsoft itself has become […]

Posted: January 04, 2012