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  • Blog Post: The new F12 Dev Tools in IE11 - what's changed?

    By Mike Mengell , Application Development Manager at Microsoft If you’re a web developer you probably do at least some client side development you also probably already use some developer tooling. IE11 was released with Windows 8.1, with this release was the newest version of the F12 developer...
  • Blog Post: Forrester’s study reaffirms Internet Explorer’s choice for business

    We are happy to share the findings of Forrester Consulting, who evaluated considerations that IT managers weigh when deciding on a browser and whether to support or allow the use of nonstandard browsers. Forrester’s Business Case for Standardizing on a Single Modern Browser in the Enterprise is now available...
  • Blog Post: Spend Less Time Testing? Yes please!

    Whatever platform you work on, testing legacy versions of IE can be a bit of a challenge. Today, the IE team is launching modern.IE , featuring a wizard (nope, not one with a wand) that scans for common coding practices that might prevent users from having their best experience on a site. Start by entering...
  • Blog Post: Article: Leaving Old IE Behind

    By Ian Haynes Having been working on mobile-first designs recently it occurred to me briefly that if I didn’t use respond.js, browsers not supporting media queries would see the mobile view. Looking for something else on the net I then found that designer Joni Korpi had taken this idea and used...
  • Blog Post: How to: Using the new HTML5 form input types and properties

    By Ian Haynes . HTML5 brings several new form input types; email, number, url, date etc, and new properties; placeholder, autofocus, required and so on. All of these are ‘fail safe’ in that they are treated as standard text input boxes in browsers that don’t support HTML5, but...
  • Blog Post: Article: Cross-Browser Debugging CSS

    By Dave Sussman I first met Alex Homer in 1996/7 when he'd just finished writing his HTML 4 book. Or two books, because there was one for IE and one for Mozilla. Yes, the browser incompatibilities were pronounced even then. Nowadays browser compatibility is better, but still not solved, and those...
  • Blog Post: What motivates developers?

    Matt Ballantine is an experienced business technology leader with extensive media and creative industry knowledge. Since April this year he’s been applying that market experience to help Microsoft engage with developers and IT professionals across the UK. Matt feigns an interest in sport by being...
  • Blog Post: Make Your Website More like a Native App

    By Justin Whitney . Justin is an iOS developer and video producer. He writes, directs, and produces video projects such as short films and promotional videos. Before mobile apps were mobile apps, they were Web apps. In other words, as companies ramped up to full-fledged native apps for mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: PDC10 round up – a guest post by Andrew Sinclair

    I'd originally incorrectly pegged this post to Mike Ormond - apologies to Andrew and Mike. Perhaps I'm still suffering from post-PDC10 tiredness... This week’s MSDN Flash features a PDC10 round up by Andrew Sinclair – a valiant effort given Andrew wasn’t there in person but took...
  • Blog Post: New: IE9 Platform Preview 4

    Check out the IE9 Platform Preview 4, available now at the IE9 test drive site .
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