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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
Top resources on fixing IE issues and optimizing for a standards experience on Windows 8
With Windows 8 currently at the Consumer Preview stage for tech and devs alike, the next version of Internet Explorer is available in preview. Internet Explorer 10 brings 33 new HTML5 & CSS3 site-ready web standards and a noticeable change: One Browser: Two Experiences . To learn more about the browsing...
13 Apr 2012
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
HTML5 and IE workshop by the water, powered by Microsoft Webcafe – 25th August 2011 in Brussels
“An afternoon hands-on pre event on HTML5 Canvas and Internet Explorer 9” On August 25 we are organizing our next Microsoft Webcafe, an informal tech get-together after hours. Location this time is on the water: the Biouel Boat in Brussels. You can already register for the event on www.mswebcafe.be ...
3 Aug 2011
Quick tip (link): Mobile Test Drive site
You probably know Internet Explorer Test Drive , where you can find several developer demos on the different features in HTML5. It’s also the site where you can find the Platform Preview for Internet Explorer 10. Now, with Internet Explorer 9 coming to Windows Phone ‘Mango’, the IE team has created a...
27 Jun 2011
Links from my Demo Day session: HTML5 and the future of the web
In this post I would like to share the main resources and links of my Demo Day session on June 1st. Demo day is a customer event at Microsoft Belgium where no slides are allowed. Several of the teams show off technology ranging from Office use to Windows Azure, Lync, SharePoint, Office 365, Windows Phone...
6 Jun 2011
Multi-mania session slides and resources – Hacking your way through website issues with IE9 F12 devtools
Last week I had the pleasure to do a session at the biggest Belgian design and web development event: Multi-mania . My session covered an overview of Internet Explorer 9 developer tools (F12 devtools). With the release of Internet Explorer 9 and support for standards with many of HTML5’s umbrella of...
30 May 2011
New buildmypinnedsite.com helps you implement IE9 pinning and instrumentation
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. What does the site buildmypinnedsite...
23 May 2011
Dev:unplugged – participate in the global HTML5 contest and win!
When you read this, you know it’s good: “We believe that HTML5 and related technologies , in conjunction with faster and faster browsers, finally give developers the tools they need to create experiences that are just as vivid, interactive and high-fidelity as what you have come to expect from native...
23 Mar 2011
Internet Explorer 9 is here: a more beautiful Belgian web
Internet Explorer 9 RTW is now available for download. After a first preview at PDC 2009, a first Platform Preview at MIX 2010, a Beta in September 2010 and RC in February 2011: we’ve gone through a lot to bring a more beautiful web. Actions: Download Internet Explorer 9 RTW Read the official IE Engineering...
15 Mar 2011
Internet Explorer 9 RC – download, what’s new and get your sites ready
Dean Hachamovich has just announced availability of Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate on the official IE team blog. As Dean blogs, we have received a lot of feedback from developer and end-users. We have listened and now with the RC, IE9 has made progress in the areas of performance, standards, user...
10 Feb 2011
Web Camp Belgium on 24 January with Scott Hanselman and James Senior: attend or watch online
Microsoft Web Camps are free events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. Good news: Web Camps are coming to Belgium! The Belgian Web Camp event on 24th of January 2011 is a full-day event where will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including...
15 Dec 2010
Quick tip [link]: Enabling IE9 Beta UI features in Platform Preview 6
As I blogged earlier, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out. As with previous editions, the Platform Preview does not give you any UI like you get with the beta. However, there is a ‘secret’ switch you can use to give the Platform Preview the same UI features as the Beta. Ars Technica has a post...
7 Nov 2010
Internet Explorer 9 - Platform Preview 6 is out
IE9 Platform Previews have been out since March 2010, with a new version hitting the site every eight weeks more or less. Even after the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta, in September 2010, this is still no different. The platform previews deliver new rendering updates so they are the most up to date...
29 Oct 2010
Quick tip: Changing document and browser mode with developer toolbar (Internet Explorer 9)
The Developer Toolbar in Internet Explorer 9 Beta, which you can call by pressing F12, allows you to set the current page’s Document and Browser modes. Useful when having issues with some older sites, but also when checking rendering for your own site with different settings. ‘ Quick...
24 Oct 2010
Script Junkie – a resource on scripting, HTML and CSS
The tagline for this Microsoft resource says a lot, Script Junkie : “ Essential cross-browser code, information and discussion ”. With the beta launch of Internet Explorer 9 yesterday this site is even more a great resource for web scripting and HTML. The site contains articles organized into the following...
16 Sep 2010
Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here: download and experiment
16 Sep 2010
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