Microsoft already confirmed one new feature for the Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, but apparently the company is also cooking some changes to the graphical user interface.
A recent video that made its way in the wild seems to indicate modifications to Tabbed browsing in IE9 RC.
Early adopters familiar with the beta development milestone of IE9 undoubtedly already know that the browser ships with a very simple UI.
This move is designed to put all the focus on the websites rather than on the browser, according to the IE team, and far from me to disagree with them.
IE9’s UI is certainly more subtle, and contributes to pushing the browser to the background and leaving site take center-stage. More »
Microsoft is offering details about the web standards supported in Internet Explorer via a set of documentation available free of charge through the Download Center.
Internet Explorer Standards Documentation is focused on final approved web standards supported by the company’s browser, and as such developers should not expect details related to technologies that have been embraced only in the upcoming Internet Explorer 9.
The documentation “does not restate variations, extensions and other details that are specific for each standard. This documentation details the variations and extensions from HTML 4.01, CSS 1.0, CSS 2.1, and other final approved web standards published by W3C (as “W3C Recommendations”), ECMA (as “Standards”), or ISO (as “International Standards”) as implemented by Internet Explorer,” the software giant explained. More »
A new Internet Explorer extension is designed to help users keep track of the ever evolving web.
Modern dynamic websites are updated and refreshed extremely often, and customers can turn to Diff-IE Add-on for Internet Explorer in order to have the modifications highlighted to them.
The add-on has been developed my Microsoft Research and is available for download free of charge.
According to the Redmond company, the Diff-IE Add-on for Internet Explorer is set up to play nice with the most recent versions of IE, including the Beta development milestone of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).
“Diff-IE is a prototype Internet Explorer Add-on that: highlights the changes to a page since the last time you visited it [and]allows you to view – and compare – previously cached versions of a page,” Microsoft explained. More »