buildmypinnedsite.com delivers you tools, content and code guidance to help you with implementing Internet Explorer 9 Site Pinning features. While you can already find quite some information on the matter on MSDN, this site goes an extra step and is totally worth a visit.
The information is nicely structured in seven steps, going from adding a simple hi-res icon to sharing and promoting it on the IE Gallery.
With the launch of Internet Explorer 9 where we had more than ten Belgian partners and sites implement site pinning. These included HLN.be/7sur7.be, Le Soir, Zita, and many more. In the meantime a few others have joined the club out of which:
De Morgen – www.demorgen.be
Sport.be implements dynamic jump lists and notification overlay.
One of the things I like to emphasize when working with partners that implement site pinning is the next step: make sure you measure its success. Otherwise, how are you going to decide for any evolution of the features in the future? For example if you start simple with pinning and some static jum plists, having usage statistics might be able to help you make a business case to go the next level: notifications, dynamic jum plists and so forth. Again for this part of the job, buildmypinnedsite.com has the help: download the white paper to learn more about integrating analytics and instrumentation. Recommended read: the Engineering IE blog article “BuildMyPinnedSite.com: 50% More Engagement in 15 Minutes or Less through Pinning”.
To developers implementing pinning, please do not write the unnecessary code to HIDE the pinning script from non IE- user agents.
There are Chrome (chrome.google.com/.../foekkphhdncclpelbmngokikjnkikpad) and Firefox(?) extensions that can "fake" this pinning behaviour, which obviously won't work if you don't spoof your user-agent to IE9 on some sites!