IE9 preview – are you trying it out yet?
Are you trying out the IE9 preview yet? I will completely admit I’m a bit behind on this, but I’m not sure I’m missing too much yet.
The charts over at the MSDN blog look like there’s some nice features and great speed coming in IE9, to be sure. And in their recent unveiling of IE9 preview releases, MS has promised new builds every 8 weeks.
Here’s a small roundup of some useful tidbits on IE9 I’ve found.
- Platform Preview Webcast
- MS IE9 download page
- MS “Test Drive” page with IE9 demos
- IE9 User Guide
- Recent IE Blog posting on IE9
That’s just a first impression though – it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Long term, though, MS still needs to get users off *IE6* before we can make much more progress as a development community. Without specifically having to target browsers, I can be *fairly* assured that what I’m writing will look and operate decently on Safari, Chrome, FF and Opera. IE *still* ends up being a struggle, and while it’s a large piece of the pie, in many communities it doesn’t even represent the largest minority of browsershare these days.