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  • 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: Understanding the Real-World Performance of your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers

    Together with Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and other community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has standardized the Navigation Timing , Resource Timing , User Timing , and Performance Timeline interfaces to help you understand the real-world performance of navigating, fetching resources...
  • Blog Post: Getting to the Content You Want, Faster in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 helps overcome the effects of network latency, making every day browsing feel fast and responsive without hurting battery life, CPU, network bandwidth, or memory. Network latency is a problem that holds back Web performance, even though we enjoy more bandwidth now than ever before...
  • Blog Post: EtchMark Under the Hood: Building a Website that Handles Touch, Mouse, and Pen – and Device Shakes

    EtchMark is a new take on the classic Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy, showcasing IE11’s improved support for touch and emerging Web standards (including Pointer Events and Device Orientation ). In this post, we’ll walk through several features that you can easily add to your own sites to build an experience...
  • 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: New Performance Scanning Tools on modern.IE Enable Faster Real-World Sites and Improved User Experiences

    Today we released improvements to the modern.IE code scanner that help developers identify common patterns that improve real-site performance and can make a real impact on what users do on sites they visit. We also published a new tutorial that shows how swish.com used a combination of modern.IE and...
  • Blog Post: IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7: 30% Faster than Other Browsers and Even More Support for Web Standards

    Internet Explorer 11 continues to provide the best Web experience that is fast, fluid and perfect for touch, across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. The IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 is available for download today and includes performance improvements making it 30% faster than...
  • Blog Post: Using Hardware to Decode and Load JPG Images up to 45% faster in Internet Explorer 11

    Internet Explorer 11 and Windows Store Apps on Windows 8.1 offload parts of the image decoding pipeline to the graphics hardware, resulting in up to 45% faster image load, up to 40% lower memory consumption, and improved battery life. Images on average account for the most bytes downloaded on the Web...
  • 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: Debugging and Tuning Web Sites and Apps with F12 Developer Tools in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 comes with a completely redesigned and enhanced suite of in-browser developer tools that help developers build, diagnose, and optimize modern Web sites and apps across multiple devices. The new tools, which we call F12 for short, enable Web developers...
  • 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: Web Performance APIs Rapidly Become W3C Recommendations

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group recently published three specifications as W3C Recommendations with full implementations from all major browser vendors, advancing developers’ ability to accurately measure the performance of Web applications and make the Web faster. Over the last three years, companies...
  • 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: 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: W3C Web Performance: Continuing Performance Investments

    The W3C Web Performance working group recently held the W3C Workshop on Performance on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The goal was to hear current challenges and proposals for new performance ideas for the working group to consider. There were 45 attendees from 21 organizations, including most browser manufactures...
  • 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 Web Performance Workshop

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group is looking for new use cases and performance issues to solve in its next chartered period. To that effect, the Working Group is holding a public workshop on November 8, 2012, in Mountain View, CA where performance experts and Web developers are invited to present...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance: When millisecond resolution just isn’t enough

    Sometimes measuring time in millisecond resolution just isn’t accurate enough. Together with industry and community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has worked to solve this problem by standardizing the High Resolution Time specification. As of this week, this specification has been published...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance APIs Rapidly Become W3C Candidate Recommendations

    We’re pleased to share that three new W3C Web Performance Working Group specifications moved to W3C Candidate Recommendations. Accurately measuring the performance characteristics of Web applications is critical to making the Web faster. In addition, developers need the ability to effectively use...
  • Blog Post: Under the Hood: Bubbles

    In an earlier post we discussed JavaScript performance improvements introduced in IE10. Today we published Bubbles , originally inspired by Alex Gavriolov’s simulation BubbleMark , to explore some of these advances. The current version has been greatly expanded to take advantage of the new features...
  • Blog Post: Advances in JavaScript Performance in IE10 and Windows 8

    Thursday, May 31, 2012, we delivered the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Sixth IE10 Platform Preview . Windows 8 includes one HTML5 browsing engine that powers both browsing experiences (Metro style and desktop) as well as Metro style applications that use HTML5 and JavaScript. The release preview...
  • Blog Post: Speed and Mobility: An Approach for HTTP 2.0 to Make Mobile Apps and the Web Faster

    This week begins face to face meetings at the IETF on how to approach HTTP 2.0 and improve the Internet. How the industry moves forward together on the next version of HTTP – how every application and service on the Web communicates today – can have a positive impact on user experience, operational...
  • 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: High performance HTML5 content in Metro-style Apps

    Metro style apps in Windows 8 have all the performance benefits of IE10 when showing Web content. In Metro style apps, Web content is always JIT compiled and hardware-accelerated. Other platforms do not provide the same level of performance in apps. For example, Cocoa apps on iOS offer significantly...
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