As Microsoft nears the fourth release of Internet Explorer 9.0 on September 15, 2010 the jig is up. The competition for a top performing browser has been on-the-run for some time as powerhouse giants such as Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, & Apple’s Safari are dominating the market. Consumers are in a dying need of a browser that can perform well on the web and mobile devices. The chances of exceeding those expectations are, well…..not quite there yet sadly to say. Although Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 claims to deliver industry leading functionality with its official upcoming release of the IE 9.0 on September 15, 2010. While I was out and about on the web scoping out the hidden potential I came across this good find and thought I’d share with you fine folks (You, the reader!).
About Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Browser
Introducing Internet Explorer 9.0 (BETA) – Test Drive
While the browser hasn’t hit the shelves publicly I’m not exactly sure what to make of it. I did browse thru the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 Test Drive site and was really trying to capture the most valuable elements that will be introduced in this new full public release. If you’re not familiar with Microsoft’s business model then you’d better have your checkbook ready because this may be a browser that you’ll have to purchase. Don’t quote me on that as I wasn’t able to find enough documentation on that due to the overflow of details on the Internet Explorer 9.0 Website.
Some features and highlights of Internet Explorer 9.0:
- HTML 5.0 – this new version of Internet Explorer is ready to take on HTML 5 as it claims to deliver truly amazing audio and video user experience. That’s great news to developers that have been struggling or being stuck on the old HTML 4.0 methods.
- CSS – Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 claims to handle CSS 3.0 and therefore opening doors to alot more styling capabilities. Experience images in a whole new way with extremely quality and sharpness.
- Graphics – Tweet Map, Web Fonts, and more. Microsoft leans more onto social media and the enhancement of the traditional web fonts that are quite frankly boring at this point.
Even though I’m not a huge fan of Internet Explorer at this point I do see some potential in this particular version of it. The official public release of the browser goes live on Sep. 15, 2010 according to the Internet Explorer 9.0 test drive website.