Ebay have just published a new IE8 web slice that I really like. Why? Because it’s a great example of what a web slice should be (if you need more info on web slices read here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/easier.aspx?tab=0).

Every day eBay publish a special price for an item called, appropriately, the “daily deal”. Now, instead of having to visit the relevant eBay page every day to find out what it is you can now have IE8 notify you via a web slice. It’s simple but is exactly the kind of thing web slices do really well.

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There is a version of the web slice for both the US and UK eBay sites, get them here: