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  • Blog Post: Updates to our platform roadmap

    Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE , today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature...
  • Blog Post: Full-page Animations Using CSS

    Internet Explorer 9 introduced support for CSS 2D Transforms. Internet Explorer 10 Developer Preview added support for CSS 3D Transforms and CSS Animations . By tapping the power of your GPU and running asynchronously from regular JavaScript, these IE10 features provide a more performant and...
  • Blog Post: Test the Web Forward

    The quality and correctness of different browsers’ HTML5 engines continue to vary widely. We continue to contribute to the test suites under development at W3C to further the goal of web platform interoperability and same markup. In total, we have submitted 7573 tests that you can view at the IE...
  • Blog Post: Unprefixed CSS3 Gradients in IE10

    IE10 in the Windows 8 Release Preview supports the W3C Candidate Recommendation for CSS Gradients in their unprefixed form. IE10 also supports the older CSS Gradients syntax from the W3C Working Draft of 17 February 2011 behind the vendor prefix -ms- . This blog post describes the differences...
  • Blog Post: Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview

    As part of Windows 8 Release Preview planning, we reviewed all the W3C draft standards supported by IE10. In particular, we looked for those specifications that: Are stable, that is, there were no recent additions or changes and no renaming or major changes are expected; Are supported by at...
  • Blog Post: CSS3 3D Transforms in IE10

    CSS3 features make it easier to build rich and immersive Web experiences. A recent post described how Web developers add personality to their sites with CSS3 Transitions and Animations. CSS3 3D Transforms add another dimension (literally) for developers to enhance their sites. For example,...
  • Blog Post: Controlling Selection with CSS user-select

    IE10 Platform Preview 4 includes support for a new CSS property, -ms-user-select , which makes it easier for Web developers to control exactly what text can be selected on their Web sites. If you were to watch me all day at my workstation, you would notice that as I read on the computer, I select...
  • Blog Post: CSS Corner: Using the Whole Font

    With cross-browser support for both the CSS3 @font-face rule and the WOFF font packaging format , modern Web typography has expanded far beyond the realm of ‘ Web-safe fonts .’ Well-known magazines such as the New Yorker use Web fonts to preserve the typographic personality of their headlines...
  • Blog Post: Adding Personality with CSS3 Transitions and Animations

    Advancements like high-performance compiled JavaScript and hardware-accelerated rendering of HTML5 and CSS3 in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 allow Web developers to create richer and richer experiences. Two related features, CSS3 Transitions and CSS3 Animations , give Web developers a declarative way...
  • Blog Post: Building Rich Text-Centric Pages in IE10

    Internet Explorer 10 in the Windows Developer Preview introduces two new CSS features designed to make it easier for developers to create rich text-centric Web pages and apps. CSS3 Regions provides a lightweight mechanism to flow content through multiple non-contiguous areas. IE10’s support of CSS3 Hyphenation...
  • Blog Post: CSS3 text-shadow in IE10

    IE10 in the Windows Developer Preview introduces support for hardware-accelerated CSS3 text-shadow . Text-shadow is one of the top requested features from Web developers. It enables text effects that were previously difficult or impossible to accomplish in a standards-friendly way without resorting...
  • Blog Post: CSS3 Gradients in IE10 Platform Preview 1

    We are extremely excited to be able to provide vendor-prefixed support of CSS3 Gradients in Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1! CSS3 Gradients comes from a subsection of the CSS3 Image Values and Replaced Content specification , which is still in Working Draft status. Using CSS markup...
  • Blog Post: IE10 Platform Preview and CSS Features for Adaptive Layouts

    The first platform preview of IE10 contains many new CSS3 features all developed as implementations of evolving Web standards. In this post, we’ll look at three of those CSS features— CSS3 Grid Layout , Flexible Box Layout , and Multi-column Layout . CSS Grid Layout and Flexible Box Layout...
  • Blog Post: CSS 2.1 Implementation Reports

    I want to provide an update to my last blog post about the W3C process that we follow to develop and finalise Web Standards. The working group published the Release Candidate (RC) of the CSS 2.1 Test Suite on September 17 . The next step is for the major browser vendors to submit their implementation...
  • Blog Post: IE9, Opacity, and Alpha

    IE9 introduces support for the CSS3 Color Module , including its popular opacity property. As we have done with other standards-based features, opacity is implemented so that the same markup used in other browsers just works in IE9’s ­standard mode. Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions...
  • Blog Post: The CSS Corner: Better Web Typography For Better Design

    Lost In Translation “ Web design is 95% typography ”. So much of the content produced and consumed on the web is text yet designers and users have been confined to a set of compatible fonts available across client operating systems. Escaping this typographical island has involved everything...
  • Blog Post: The CSS Corner: CSS3 Selectors

    CSS3 Selectors enable complex styling of webpages using simpler CSS and less script than previously possible. As we demoed back in November , and updated in March and May with the IE9 Platform Preview Builds, IE9 includes full support for CSS3 selectors . This is a feature which web developers requested...
  • Blog Post: Inside The CSS Working Group

    The IE team is active on several W3C working groups such as SVG and HTML . As one of our three regular CSS Working Group (CSSWG) representatives, I wanted to follow up on the latest face-to-face meeting the group held at Apple in Cupertino at the end of last month by sharing some of the work and progress...
  • Blog Post: The CSS Corner: About CSS corners

    The first time we used ‘The CSS Corner’ as a general blog post heading, Chris Wilson sent this feedback: “Many readers will think the post is about border-radius”. The very first comment proved him right within hours . Today, CSS Corner is about the border-radius property, by far the most heavily...
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