Application Development: Microsoft IE9 Release Candidate: Why You Need to Try It
Microsoft IE9 Release Candidate: Why You Need to Try It
by Darryl K. Taft
Microsoft has developed a "cheat sheet" that highlights all of the major changes that have occurred in IE9 between the beta and the RC version released on Feb. 10. The cheat sheet can be found at this site.
Microsoft has submitted tests to various standards bodies to test IE9 against the leading Web standards. The test results can be found at this Website.
IE9 RC enables users to easily view and track their downloads.
With IE9 RC, you can access the sites you visit mostall in one place.
The updated browser enables ActiveX filtering.
IE9 RC enables users to add a tracking protection list.
In this slide, Aero Snap is shown while tearing off tabs.
The Download Manager blocking an unsafe site.
Here is a demo of Canvas Zoom.
With IE9 RC, video is continuous while dragging a tab.
IE9 RC supports CSS3 Media Queries.
The browser's Download Manager shows a reputation warning.
Users can drag the tab icon near the taskbar to pin.
In this slide, FishIE Tank is showing hardware acceleration.
Focus on Website
Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate puts the focus on your Website, not the browser.
One Box can perform searches as you type.
With IE9 RC, you can pin a Website to the vertical taskbar.
Users also can pin multiple homepages.
This slide shows the IE9 RC SmartScreen warning page.
IE9 RC offers various ways to search the Internet.
This slide depicts another way to search.
Tabs below the address bar are shown here.
Tear-off tabsAvatar Marketplace.
The Hotmail icon shows the icon overlay, indicating new messages.
With Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate, the site icon becomes pinnable.
Users can configure tracking protection lists.
IE9 RC supports Web fonts.
hi5 and HTML5
In this slide, hi5 is utilizing IE9 and HTML5.
Archetype designed an updated site for Red Bull, which has IE9-based interactive features.
Pictured is the IE9 RC logo.
IE9 RC Event
Rob Mauceri (left), principal group program manager for Internet Explorer, and Ryan Gavin, senior director of Internet Explorer, present the keynote speech at the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate event in San Francisco Feb. 10.
Pirates Love Daisies
Developer Grant Skinner gives a demonstration of PiratesLoveDaisies.com, an impressive tower-defense game built entirely in HTML5, at the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate event.