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  • Blog Post: Vertical writing mode improvements in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 June 2014 update improves and advances vertical writing mode layout. This enables features such as constant center baseline and ruby positioning preserving line height. Together, those improvements enable rich, interactive textbooks and publications for locales supporting vertical...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Internet Explorer Developer Channel

    Summary: Go get the new Internet Explorer Developer Channel at devchannel.modern.IE ! Just a few weeks ago , we talked about creating a more open dialog between the IE team and the Web development community. Today we’re excited to announce the release of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel...
  • Blog Post: Building Better Input Experience for East Asian Users with the IME API in IE11

    During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. This API enables developers to build...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays from the IE Team!

    In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share some GPU-powered HTML5 and CSS3 holiday cheer. Check out Holiday Lites to brighten your screen and test your browser’s layout and rendering performance. This demo shows how IE11 updates content incrementally rather than needing to layout and render the...
  • Blog Post: IE11 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

    Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today . We will begin automatically updating Windows 7 customers to IE11 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE11 Developer and Release Previews. With this final release, IE11 brings the same leading...
  • Blog Post: Online Professional Quality Video: Premium media experiences without plug-ins in Internet Explorer 11

    Internet Explorer 11 introduces new plug-in free audio and video streaming that is based on the latest proposed extensions to the HTML5 video specifications and is built on the latest operating system media and power management capabilities. The new media features in Internet Explorer 11 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: IE11: Touch Browsing for Today’s Web and Beyond

    Internet Explorer 11 in the Windows 8.1 Preview continues the innovative touch support introduced in Windows 8 with new touch features, improvements to existing touch features, and new developer APIs. This blog post showcases just some of the ways touch support in Windows 8.1 with IE11 is even better...
  • Blog Post: Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices

    As part of today’s Windows 8.1 Preview, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Preview is now also available. Fast, fluid and perfect for touch, IE11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes – an experience where sites and apps...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Professional-Quality Online Video: New Specifications for Interoperable Captioning

    Video captioning on the Web is about to get significantly better, putting in place another critical building block for enabling professional-quality online video delivery and playback. To achieve the experience of broadcast television, the Web needs to provide captioning capabilities including word highlighting...
  • Blog Post: Imagining a More Engaging Web: 3rd Anniversary of IE Test Drive

    As developers build on the full capabilities of HTML5, touch, and hardware accelerated graphics, the web today is more engaging for consumers than many imagined. The experiences developers are building today simply were not possible just a few years ago. Saturday marked the third anniversary of the...
  • Blog Post: Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5

    Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5 The Web is more engaging and productive for consumers, as developers unlock the full potential of HTML5. In this guest blog post, Anton Molleda of Plain Concepts talks about his experience and learnings while developing Vcylone , a social video...
  • Blog Post: IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

    Internet Explorer 10 is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today . We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview. With this final release, IE10 brings the same leading standards support, with improved...
  • Blog Post: modern.IE – A new set of tools to help test web site compatibility

    Yesterday, we launched modern.IE , a new set of tools and resources to help developers test their sites for the over 50% of users who run various versions of Internet Explorer. modern.IE includes a wizard that scans a Web page URL for common interoperability problems and suggests some ideas for how to...
  • Blog Post: Penguin Mark: Blazing Fast Holiday Fun

    We don’t want the holiday season to pass without sharing another new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and the new touch capabilities in Windows 8. Check out Penguin Mark and enjoy some GPU-powered holiday fun. This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D Reach Candidate Recommendation Status

    Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. The specifications are on track for finalization by 2014. We want to congratulate the W3C on this achievement and bringing...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

    Creating high performance Web applications is crucial for every Web developer, be it a Web site that runs on a standards based Web browser or a Windows Store App. Microsoft recently hosted the BUILD 2012 conference at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. At this conference, I had the opportunity to share...
  • Blog Post: W3C Charters Pointer Events Working Group

    Following Microsoft’s submission of the Pointer Events specification , the W3C announced Friday the launch of the Pointer Events Working Group . The group intends to use Microsoft's proposal, based on the APIs available today in IE10 on Windows 8, as the starting point for a Recommendation track specification...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Device Orientation and Motion

    Today, we released a prototype implementation of the W3C DeviceOrientation Event Specification draft on HTML5Labs.com . This specification defines new DOM events that provide information about the physical orientation and motion of a device. Such APIs will let Web developers easily deliver advanced Web...
  • Blog Post: Media Capture Prototype: Improved Support for Real World Web Apps

    Today we updated on HTML5 Labs the previously released Media Capture prototype to better align it to the latest W3C editor draft . The HTML Media Capture working draft continues to evolve alongside related discussions in the Web RTC workgroup, and we have blogged previously about...
  • Blog Post: Spring into St. Patrick’s Day with HTML5

    Another holiday brings us another opportunity to celebrate it with you. We’re pleased to mark the transition into spring as well as St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Spring , a new hardware-accelerated HTML5 experience that shows the benefits of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 Consumer Preview...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Love is in the Air!

    To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re pleased to offer another new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and touch on Windows 8. Check out Love is in the Air and feel the warm embrace of hardware accelerated HTML5. This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5 canvas...
  • Blog Post: Web Sites and a Plug-in Free Web

    The transition to a plug-in free Web is happening today. Any site that uses plug-ins needs to understand what their customers experience when browsing plug-in free. Lots of Web browsing today happens on devices that simply don’t support plug-ins. Even browsers that do support plug-ins offer many...
  • Blog Post: Creating Files through BlobBuilder

    As Web sites transition more and more into Web applications, working with files in meaningful ways is becoming increasingly important. Starting with Platform Preview 2, IE10 includes support for the File API , enabling developers to read and slice files on the client. Platform Preview 4 adds support...
  • Blog Post: Debugging IndexedDB Applications

    IndexedDB is a W3C Working Draft that enables JavaScript developers to store, search, and retrieve data on the user's local client, even when Internet connectivity is disabled . This blog post describes IDBExplorer, a tool we use internally to debug IndexedDB applications. IDBExplorer lets you...
  • Blog Post: Let It Snow... Faster!

    In the spirit of the holiday season, we offer a new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and the new touch capabilities in Windows 8. Check out Let It Snow and get ready for a GPU-powered snow storm. This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5 canvas, SVG, CSS...
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