IEBlog : Site Compatibility and IE8
Reports of broken sites are an important part of the feedback the IE team receives from the community. When we receive a report of a broken site, we take it and identify the core issue causing the problem. A number of these issues end up being side effects
Reports of broken sites are an important part of the feedback the IE team receives from the community. When we receive a report of a broken site, we take it and identify the core issue causing the problem. A number of these issues end up being side effects of changes we deliberately made in IE8, but even these are useful. They help us identify which IE8 changes have the broadest compatibility impact. In this post I'll share some of these issues with you so you can quickly identify problems affecting your site when migrating from IE7 to IE8.IE8 and the X-UA-Compatible situation | FarukAt.eş
It is entirely possible to encounter IE8 sending the IE7 User Agent string to the server while using the IE8 Standards Mode rendering engine; conversely, you can encounter the IE8 User Agent string while rendering in IE7’s engine.Windows Internet Explorer 8: Get the facts
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the "IE8: Get the facts" link is damn funny. Comments and tags for this link on delicious is just as entertaining.
THEY NEED TO ADD DRINKABILITY
HA!Internet Explorer 8: Home page
isolani - Web Standards:
To pre-empt this nonsense the practical course of action is to add the IE8 Compatibility view to your pages now before your sites get added to a blacklist. Exactly what Microsoft announced a year ago. They've routed around the web standards community. Again. Two extra browsers to test in And to spite us, last week I noticed that the IE7 Compatibility mode doesn't render pages exactly the same as Internet Explorer 7 itself.
"The gist of it is if you want to be sure your site renders in standards compliant mode in IE, you have to explicitly opt into it. Otherwise you risk being blacklisted and thrown into IE7 Compatibility mode."
users install Windows 7 Beta or the next IE8 update, they get a choice about opting-in to a list of sites that should be displayed in Compatibility View. Sites are on this list based on feedback from other IE8 customers: specifically, for what high-volume sites did other users click the Compatibility View button? This list updates automatically, and helps users who aren't web-savvy have a better experience with web sites that aren't yet IE8-ready.
RT @gezlemon: IE8 Blacklist: forcing standards rendering opt-in: http://tinyurl.com/anwwtm (via @isofarro_public) [from http://twitter.com/RichardJenkins/statuses/1205919087]
IE7 Compatibility Mode separately.
Microsoft in sneaky u-turn shockRyan Parman - Flailing Wildly - Run Internet Explorer 6 (or IE7, or IE8) images in VMware Fusion on Mac OS X
"By now, most front-end web developers have heard of the Standalone Internet Explorers (Wikipedia article). Although these are incredibly useful, they’ve always been hacky at best. Because of that, we need to go the long way. We’ll download the “officially sanctioned” VirtualPC images containing a time-limited version of Windows XP SP3 and Internet Explorer 6.0, and then we’ll convert these images to the kind that work with VMware Fusion (which works on Mac OS X). This should only need to be done every 3 or 4 months when the images expire. These instructions are loosely based on the ones found at Running IE6, IE7 and IE8 on your Mac."
I've avoided IE 8 so far, but guess I'll need to give it a whirl soon. Harrumph. (via Tom Taylor)
IE6, 7 and 8 testing images, premade for VMWare Fusion on OSX. Works very well, but they expire on August 31st, when Microsoft will release another set.
Pre-made images of Windows for use with VMWare Fusion. Hooray!CSS Differences in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 « Smashing Magazine
CSS Differences in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
One of the most bizarre statistical facts in relation to browser use has to be the virtual widespread numbers that currently exist in the use of Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8. As of this writing, Internet Explorer holds about a 65% market share combined across all their currently used browsers. In the web development community, this number is much lower, showing about a 40% share.Internet Explorer Resources for Web Developers | Design Reviver
dynaTrace Ajax works by sticking low-level instrumentation into Internet Explorer when it launches, capturing any activity that occurs
notes on dynatrace - traces/graphs everything that IE Does.
dynaTrace Ajax works by sticking low-level instrumentation when it launches, capturing any activity that occurs.allcreatives.net » Web design focused articles and resources » Blog Archive » Smoother @font-face embedding in IE 7 & 8
A look at disabling ClearType to improve font embedding but possibly with mixed results. Interesting discussion in the comments.
Better, smoother embedded fonts in IE7 and IE8 #css
Smoother @font-face embedding in IE 7 & 8James Hopkins » IE8 Bugs
James Hopkins’ compiled list of IE8 bugs and test cases. This should be something which Microsoft itself keeps public track on.Breaking: Internet Explorer 8.1 Eagle Eyes Leaked | How-To | Smashing Magazine
server-side decompiler on IE8.1? Hu? http://bit.ly/k0ROh [from http://twitter.com/eranbe/statuses/1921416744]
Reading: Breaking: Internet Explorer 8.1 Eagle Eyes Leaked http://bit.ly/ilOGJ [from http://twitter.com/sandroalberti/statuses/1432144660]
Breaking News: Smashing Magazine April Fools leaked in March - http://tinyurl.com/cv3qtp [from http://twitter.com/hadhad/statuses/1425702635]
Smashing Magazine tries to be at the forefront of new and exciting developments in the wide world of the web. You might have heard that we met with the IE 8 Chief Strategist in the past, so it should come as no surprise that we like to keep up with the latest events in the web browser industry.Quick Tip: How to Target IE6, IE7, and IE8 Uniquely with 4 Characters | Nettuts+
翻訳ッターさまさまやで。CSS3 Solutions for Internet Explorer - Smashing Magazine
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Shadow(color='#969696', Direction=145, Strength=3);Kick-ass CSS3 Support in IE6, 7, and 8 | AEXT.NET MAGAZINE
Kick-ass CSS3 Support in IE6, 7, and 8 http://bit.ly/bSS2Zs #css3
Compatibilidad CSS3 para Internet Explorer con un fichero htcCSS3 Support For IE 6-7-8: IE-CSS3