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Modern.IE: new tool for web developers for browser testing and compatibility
Earlier this week, Microsoft launched Modern.IE : a new web base tool that helps you test, identify, and correct browser compatibility. Whether you are on Windows or not, Modern.IE will help you optimize your site for cross-browser compatibility and provide lots of guidance and tools to help you implement...
1 Feb 2013
Quick tip (link): Virtual images for testing different Internet Explorer versions
This question comes up a lot: web devs need a solution for testing websites on different versions of Internet Explorer. One answer to this are the “Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image” files, made available for download. The whole batch of VHD files has now been refreshed on August...
18 Aug 2011
Free Web Application Toolkits – Three extra toolkits released
Web Application Toolkits are a set of ready to use kits with samples and controls that help ASP.NET developers quickly work out common web scenarios. While you’ll find more reusable components if using ASP.NET on your site you can still take advantage of the samples and scripts to reuse these on non...
22 Feb 2010
Internet Explorer 8 – Webslices and Accelerators Belux Contest is on!
This fall we’re giving you not one but two chances to win a netbook and other prizes! Next to the Belux Silverlight contest we are also launching the “Internet Explorer 8 – Webslices & Accelerators Contest”. Webslices Webslices allow your site visitors to subscribe to portions of information on your...
14 Oct 2009
Express Yourself newsletter: issue 5 is available
Express Yourself is a Belgian newsletter focusing on web development and web design topics. Issue 5 has been sent to subscribers, focusing on the latest around the MIX09 announcements. Here’s an extract. UX Prototyping with Blend 3 and SketchFlow As part of Blend 3, we announced SketchFlow, a new...
6 May 2009
IE8 RC1 released – download, test your site and create web slices and accelerators
As you may have seen, Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 has been released. A good time to list some resources. Download here , available in 25 languages. Note to Windows 7 Beta users : the IE8 build installed with Windows 7 beta is on a different release path. Don’t use this RC1 release on Windows...
28 Jan 2009
Three new Chopsticks screencasts by the community
We published three new videos produced by the community today. Two videos by Hans Le Roy Hans Le Roy has created two screencasts on the new IE8 Beta 2: one intended to give you a quick overview of the new functionalities and one specifically for developers in which Hans explains the new developer tools...
16 Sep 2008
IE8 Accelerator for MSDN Social Bookmarks
I’ve been using IE8 Beta 2 for a few weeks now and I’m getting quite used to do actions on text or links by using Accelerators. If you haven’t seen these, accelerators allow you to easily call a service on a link or a piece of selected text. For example, a standard Accelerator is “Map with Live Maps...
10 Sep 2008
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2: resources for developers and HTML integrators
With the release of IE8 Beta 2 you are likely to start getting more questions and more (power) end users trying this release out. In this post I’ll point out some of the new features of IE8 and then give you the most important pointers for compatibility and development. IE8 Beta 2 Download link . IE...
27 Aug 2008
IE8 Beta – Pointers for making your website compatible with IE8 standards rendering mode
IE8 Beta 1 has been out for several months now and we are closing in on the release of IE8 Beta 2, which has been announced for August 2008 by the IE team. Now is a good time to get started on ensuring site compatibility with this new release. Because IE8 will default to standards mode for displaying...
7 Aug 2008
MIX essentials 2008 Roundup
Last week on April 24th we had our first MIX essentials event in Belgium. It was a full day with a dynamic opening keynote; developer and designer break-out sessions and of course a fantastic closing keynote and Q&A session with Steve Ballmer . Opening keynote The opening keynote was...
1 May 2008
MIX 08 – the beta releases downloads
The keynote at MIX08 in Las Vegas this year was really exciting to follow. I was really looking forward to the keynote mainly for Scott Guthrie’s announcements, and was not let down. Check Tim Sneath’s blog to get a “live” overview of what was announced during the keynote. Tim does a great job at...
6 Mar 2008
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