I'm a geekette who enjoys playing with new technology for software developers. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. My current focus is on machine learning and big data on Azure.
I like to close a blog post series with a list of resources for further exploration. In that spirit, here’s some great info on site pinning and Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer Sites
These websites showcase everything that the latest version of IE can do. You can also download IE from these sites.
IE Developer Center on MSDN – portal of Internet Explorer developer resources
Pinned Sites on the MSDN Developer Center – great resources including tutorials, case studies, technical articles, and videos
Pinned Site Developer Documentation – nice “How to do X” explanations and samples
Pinned Site API Cookbook – this was written in the IE9 Beta timeframe, but still gives a good overview.
Blogs for IE development
IE Engineering Team blog
The IE-specific posts on my blog
The IE-specific posts on Jon Box’s blog
Two of my peers, Brandon and Clark, also focus on web development, so their blogs are great resources for all things web (including but not limited to Internet Explorer).
If you’d like to explore pinned sites a little more, there are several pinned site demos on http://www.ietestdrive.com. Specifically:
Israel Hilerio’s session from PDC 2010 – a fabulous hour-long session on site pinning with great demos
Jennifer Marsman on “Technology and Friends” – a 27-min long introduction to site pinning (this is all conversation and no screenshots, as the television studio where we recorded didn’t have internet access)
Internet Explorer Videos – these videos contain a wide range of IE topics, not limited to site pinning
IE Pinned Site Lab – I wrote an Internet Explorer site pinning lab as part of the Windows Development Boot Camp event series that I ran. (By the way, if there is a Boot Camp in your area, that is also a great resource to learn.) In this lab, you take some website starter code (which happens to be from the Windows Development Boot Camp website), and add pinned site functionality to it. Some quick tips:
jQuery Site Pinning Plugin
My teammates Brandon Satrom and Clark Sell wrote a jQuery plugin for site pinning, which you can download from http://ie9ify.codeplex.com/ or from http://plugins.jquery.com/project/pinify. The plugin was formerly called “ie9ify” and is now called “pinify”. Brandon wrote a detailed blog post describing the plugin at http://www.userinexperience.com/post/Applify-Your-Sites-with-Pinned-Sites-and-ie9ify-the-IE9-jQuery-Plugin.aspx.
Questions, Comments, and Feedback
IE Connect Site – this is the best place to submit your Internet Explorer feature requests or any bugs that you may find.
IE Development Forums – this is the place to ask your Internet Explorer development questions!
IE on Twitter – follow the news and add your comments
Other Blog Posts in this Series
IE Pinned Sites Part 1: What Are Pinned Sites?
IE Pinned Sites Part 2: Why Implement Pinned Sites?
IE Pinned Sites Part 3: How to implement basic site properties
IE Pinned Sites Part 4: How to implement Jump List Tasks
IE Pinned Sites Part 5: How to implement dynamic Jump List Categories
IE Pinned Sites Part 6: How to implement Overlay Icons
IE Pinned Sites Part 7: How to implement Thumbnail Toolbar Buttons
IE Pinned Sites Part 8: How to implement a Flashing Taskbar Button
IE Pinned Sites Part 9: Patterns to make your pinned site code play nice in all browsers
IE Pinned Sites Part 10: Pinned Site Resources