When IEblog was inaugurated on July 21, 2004, we set out to establish “a better connection with the IE Team.” 2010 took that connection to a new level by introducing 7 pre- and post-beta Platform Previews, a Test Drive site of 75 informative, entertaining, and discussion-provoking demos, and 137 IEBlog posts—more than any year other than 2006, the year of IE7’s release. For the first time, we included HTML5 H.264 video directly in posts.
You responded with over 7,050 comments, the most-commented posts being those describing the IE9 beta and third and fourth platform previews, two articulating our point-of-view regarding HTML5 video, and two outlining the site-centric design of IE9’s user experience.
The table below lists 2010’s seven most-commented-upon posts:
The following Wordle™ word cloud visualizes the 150 most popular words used in 2010’s posts (open SVG in its own window):
For sure, we’ll be writing a lot more about IE9 in the weeks and months to come. We hope the information presented in IEBlog is useful and actionable. What information on this blog do you find most valuable? We want your feedback on the IEBlog itself. How can we make this a better resource for you?
The feedback you provide us through your comments is valuable as we assess where to go next with Internet Explorer as well as the IEBlog itself. Thank you for your support during 2010 and here’s looking forward to a great 2011!
—Ted Johnson for the Windows Internet Explorer Engineering Team